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    Worm Creek Opera House

    70 S State St, Preston, ID 83263

    This old theater was named after a creek the flows through Preston. It was reopened about 30 years ago and now serves as a playhouse for students performing in Westside High and Preston High musicals, and performers in general from Northern Utah and Idaho. In between productions put on...

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    Whitney, Idaho

    1599 E 1400 S, Preston, ID 83263

    Originally known as Hull's Crossing because of the placement of the Hull family farms, Whitney was settled by families from Franklin who had need of extra land for crops. Prior to the building of their homes in 1869, they planted the crops and started farming. In 1888, after the railroad came...

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    Shoshone Trail

    Forest Road 1052, Preston, ID 83263

    The Shoshone Indians used this trail system to cross the mountains between Cache Valley and Bear Lake Valley, and on into Wyoming. When Mormon settlers came, they used the trail to take mail between the valleys. A marker commemorating the pioneer mail route is located up Cub River Road (County...
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    Oneida Stake Academy

    90 E Oneida St, Preston, ID 83263

    The Oneida Stake Academy was one of many schools founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was started in 1888 in Frankiln, Idaho. When the time came in 1889 to build a building for the academy, Preston was chosen as the location because it...

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    Old Village Hall and Jail

    122 East Main, Franklin, ID 83237

    Part of the Franklin Historic...

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    Hatch House and Doney House

    125 East Main, Franklin, ID 83237

    The Hatch house is a Greek Revival style house built with local limestone in 1872 by Lorenzo H. Hatch, one of the earliest settlers of Franklin. A carpenter and farmer, he was the first Mormon Idaho legislator and served as mayor and Mormon bishop of Franklin. Since Hatch was the local bishop,...
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    Franklin Relic Hall

    111 East Main, Franklin, ID 83237

    The village of Franklin is the oldest European-American settlement in Idaho, having been established in April, 1860 by Mormon pioneers moving northward from Utah. The Relic Hall, a museum of local history, is housed in a log building that was built as a museum in 1937 as homage to the log homes...

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    Ezra Taft Benson Home and Gravesite

    2003 East 800 South, Whitney, Idaho

    Whitney was the boyhood home of Ezra Taft Benson who served as Secretary of Agriculture in the Eisenhower Administration, and as President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints from 1985 to 1994. The home in which he was raised and the red gambrel roofed barn sill stand on the...

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    Bear River Massacre Site

    2953 U.S. 91, Preston, ID 83263

    On January 29, 1863, Colonel Patrick E. Connor led a group of California Volunteers from Fort Douglas (Salt Lake City) in search of Shoshone Indians responsible for raids on settlers. The Indians had been pushed out of more and more of their lands in northern Utah, and some of them reacted by...