Pioneer Church - 66
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 42° 19.048 W 111° 18.007
12T E 475268 N 4685068
Quick Description: According to the marker, the Pioneer Church was located 1/2 block east and 1/2 block north in the spring of 1864. The church was also used for school and community center.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 1/23/2008 5:06:52 PM
Waymark Code: WM315Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 33

Long Description:


I traveled The Oregon Trail with an Elderhostel group from Kansas City/Independence, Missouri to Oregon City, Oregon June 13-28, 2007. On Friday, June 22, we traveled to Montpelier, Idaho.

After settling in our motel, I walked into town where I photographed and got coordinates for the Pioneer Church marker and bell. The Pioneer Church, built of logs, was located 1/2 block east and 1/2 block north. The church was also used for school and community center. The bell called people together for many years.

I found the benchmark (NT0198) in the concrete base of World War Memorial in front of City Hall at Washington and Sixth Streets. I got a vanilla ice cream cone that was so cold it hurt to eat it. I took several more photographs and coordinates for waymarks.

Marker Name: Pioneer Church

Marker Number: 66

Marker Text:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers No. 66 Pioneer Church (was located 1/2 block east and 1/2 block north) In the spring of 1864 fifteen families of pioneers came from Paris, Idaho and settled Clover Creek. The name used until President Brigham Young changed it to Montpelier. After building crude homes the settlers erected a large building of logs which was used for a church, school and community center. The roof was covered with willow, brush and clay. The bell topping the marker called the people together for many years. Bear Lake County Company


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