Brigham Young's Summer Home - Soda Springs, ID
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N 42° 39.265 W 111° 35.995
12T E 450828 N 4722613
Quick Description: This Historical Marker is located along Highway 30 at about 120 East in Soda Springs, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2011 4:55:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMC6FM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
This Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker tells about Brigham Young's Summer Home in Soda Springs.

The Marker reads:

No. 260
Erected 1960

BRIGHAM YOUNG'S SUMMER HOME
On this site in 1870, the first house in Soda Springs, Uppertown was built under the direction of John Walmsley. It was a one room log cabin twenty-two by eighteen feet, with floor, windows, and shingle roof, known as the Brigham Young Summer Home. He enjoyed the health benefits from the famous springs of soda water. The cabin stood until 1944 when the roof caved in during an attempt to move it. From the logs in the cabin these rustic seats were made. Brigham Young planned the wide streets and square blocks of the settlement.

Camp Mead Caribou County, Idaho
Marker Name: Brigham Young's Summer Home

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
BRIGHAM YOUNG'S SUMMER HOME On this site in 1870, the first house in Soda Springs, Uppertown was built under the direction of John Walmsley. It was a one room log cabin twenty-two by eighteen feet, with floor, windows, and shingle roof, known as the Brigham Young Summer Home. He enjoyed the health benefits from the famous springs of soda water. The cabin stood until 1944 when the roof caved in during an attempt to move it. From the logs in the cabin these rustic seats were made. Brigham Young planned the wide streets and square blocks of the settlement.


County: Caribou

City: Soda Springs

Date Dedicated: 1960

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Marker Number: 260

Web link(s) for additional information:
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=35466


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