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 os 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.

The text above is from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers historic marker #260, erected in 1960 and located in Soda Springs, Idaho.

These photos were summited by Marshall Hurst: