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Ghost Towns in Idaho: Chesterfield, Idaho, Silver City, Idaho, Burke-Canyon, de Lamar, Idaho, Leesburg, Idaho, Custer, Idaho, Bayhorse, Idaho

  • Title: Ghost Towns in Idaho: Chesterfield, Idaho, Silver City, Idaho, Burke-Canyon, de Lamar, Idaho, Leesburg, Idaho, Custer, Idaho, Bayhorse, Idaho
  • Author: Books LLC
  • ISBN: 9781156997215
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ghost Towns in Idaho Chesterfield Idaho Silver City Idaho Burke Canyon de Lamar Idaho Leesburg Idaho Custer Idaho Bayhorse Idaho Chapters Chesterfield Idaho Silver City Idaho Burke Canyon de Lamar Idaho Leesburg Idaho Custer Idaho Bayhorse Idaho Mount Idaho Idaho Rocky Bar Idaho List of Ghost Towns in Idaho Fl

    Chapters Chesterfield, Idaho, Silver City, Idaho, Burke Canyon, de Lamar, Idaho, Leesburg, Idaho, Custer, Idaho, Bayhorse, Idaho, Mount Idaho, Idaho, Rocky Bar, Idaho, List of Ghost Towns in Idaho, Florence, Idaho, Ruby City, Idaho, Bonanza, Idaho, Aline, Idaho Source Pages 38 Not illustrated Free updates online Purchase includes a free trial membership iChapters Chesterfield, Idaho, Silver City, Idaho, Burke Canyon, de Lamar, Idaho, Leesburg, Idaho, Custer, Idaho, Bayhorse, Idaho, Mount Idaho, Idaho, Rocky Bar, Idaho, List of Ghost Towns in Idaho, Florence, Idaho, Ruby City, Idaho, Bonanza, Idaho, Aline, Idaho Source Pages 38 Not illustrated Free updates online Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher s book club where you can select from than a million books without charge Excerpt Chesterfield, Idaho Chesterfield LDS MeetinghouseIn 1879, Chester Call and his nieces husband, Christian Nelson, established a horse ranch in the area Thinking this might be a good area in which to live, Chester Call told his family and friends about the area and they decided to come and settle in 1881 and 1882 Chesterfield s first settlers built their homes in the river bottom of the Portneuf River, west of present day Chesterfield Unlike typical Mormon settlements, which were founded by settlers sent by LDS Church authorities, the community was founded spontaneously by its first settlers and not set up in the typical compact, grid patterned townsite Also in 1881, the Union Pacific Railroad started to construct the Oregon Short Line Railroad to the south of Chesterfield, running through present day Bancroft The new settlers sold logs and railroad ties to the railroad, raising much needed cash In 1883, LDS Church authorities visited the area to establish a branch While there, the visiting leaders asked their members to organize into a central village, away from the Portneuf River flood plain The current Chesterfield townsite was chosen up along the foothills As in traditional Mormon towns, Chesterfield was laid out in a grid pattern, consisting of thirty five ten acre blocks By 1890, the LDS meetinghouse and a store were the only buildings on the townsite as a mistake in the government survey kept the land off the market for a time The LMore http booksllc id 24714247

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