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    Cache County Courthouse

    199 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321

    This building was built in 1883, designed by Truman O. Angell, Jr., who also designed the Logan Tabernacle and the Logan Temple. It is the oldest county building in Utah still being used for its original purpose.

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    Brigham Young Cabin Site

    199 2nd S St, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    A summer cabin was built in 1870 for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Church President Brigham Young. The cabin was used for many years as a stopping place for Young and other church leaders as they traveled through the area doing church business. The home was destroyed in 1944 in an attempt to move it.

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    Brigham City Tabernacle

    Built on “Sagebrush Hill,” on a site chosen in 1865 by Brigham Young himself, this tabernacle took nearly fifteen years to build, then it was gutted by fire in 1896. The formerly somewhat plain building was rebuilt with a Gothic Revival tower and sixteen pinnacles. Free guided tours are available June through September.

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    Brigham City Mormon Co-op Buildings

    5 N Main St, Brigham City, UT 84302

    In the 1860s, Brigham Young instituted what came to be known as the “cooperative movement” in Utah. With the new transcontinental railroad came goods made elsewhere, and the church leaders feared that materialism and covetousness would grow among the Mormons. A system of businesses owned cooperatively was created, with existing private businesses and individuals getting […]

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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 attacking settlers. In the […]

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    Bear Lake County Courthouse

    50 North Main Street, Paris, ID 83261

    This courthouse was designed by Truman O. Angell, the architect who also designed the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple, Brigham Young’s Salt Lake residence, and many other buildings in the region. It has had additions, and its style is described in its National Register listing as “Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals.”

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    American West Heritage Center

    4025 U.S. 89, Wellsville, UT 84339

    Discover what western life was like from 1820 to 1920 at this 160-acre living history center. Learn to spin wool, weave rugs, milk a cow or just enjoy the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery on a wagon ride around the site. The center offers hands-on learning as you visit with Native Americans, mountain men […]