In Honor of Charles Coulson Rich

Pioneer builder of the west.

Major-General of the Nauvoo Legion.

Alderman of the City of Nauvoo, in the time of Joseph Smith.

Pioneer of Utah, 1847.

Chairman of the first committee to organize civil government in the Rocky Mountains.

Colonizer of San Bernardino Valley, California in 1851.

First Mayor of San Bernardino City.

Member of the Utah Territorial Legislature for many years.

Colonizer of Bear Lake Valley, 1863, where he lived and died.

Husband of six wives and father of fifty children.

Friend of the Indians, humanitarian, apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, thirty-four years.

One of God’s Noblmen.

The text above is from Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association historic marker #73 (those markers were later adopted by the Sons of Utah Pioneers). It is located outside the tabernacle in Paris, Idaho.

These photos were submitted by Marshall Hurst: