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    Samaria Cemetery and a Local Legend

    4900 W 5000 S, Malad City, ID 83252

    You can find a variety of old and new style headstones in this cemetery, including a headstone for a man’s amputated leg. In 1878, Ben Waldron lost his leg in a threshing accident. The leg was buried on the east side of the cemetery and was given a headstone with a leg carved on it, […]

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    Fairview Cemetery

    164 S 1st St W, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This old cemetery is home to several interesting graves. The Wagon Box Grave is the 1861 burial site of an Oregon Trail emigrant family of seven killed by Indians and buried together in the wagon box from their covered wagon. You can also find a Morrisite headstone. The Morrisites were followers of Joseph Morris who […]

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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 family farm. The home […]