Pickelville was a small town located near the western shore of Bear Lake in Rich County. It is now part of Garden City.
The town of Pickelville was originally founded in 1879, about 3 miles south of Garden City. Incorporated in 1935, the town was named for Charles C. Pickel, who is said to have been either an engineer who supervised the town’s culinary water project, or a federal government official who helped secure funding for the project from the Public Works Administration. To further expand the water system, Pickelville merged with Garden City in 1979.
Since 1916, the Pickelville area has been home to the Ideal Beach Amusement Company. The Pickleville Playhouse, a community musical theater, has been in business since 1977, performing a melodrama and a Broadway-style show every summer.
Several of my favorite things, a state corner (Utah/Idaho/Wyoming), a benchmark, and a coordinate confluence (a couple miles east, where the corner was “supposed” to be.
It was a bumpy Jeep ride to the corner, and a gorgeous day out there. It was really easy to find the way from the Highway in Wyoming.
The Bridgerland travel region is in the northeast corner of Utah which borders the states of Idaho and Wyoming. It includes the counties of Cache and Rich, as well as the Cache Valley, Bear Lake and much of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Bridgerland gets its name from Jim Bridger, a famous mountain-man.
Garden City is a town in Rich County, Utah, United States. The population was 562 at the 2010 census. Garden City sits on the shores of Bear Lake and is a popular summer resort destination town.
Garden City was first settled in 1877 and an LDS branch was formed there at that time. Two years later the town had grown into a ward. In 1979, it merged with the neighboring town of Pickelville.
in 1903 Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall Crocker stopped in Garden City on the first automobile journey across the Untied States.
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Randolph lies in the shadow of the Crawford Mountains against the western foothills of the Upper Bear River between two creeks, Big Creek on the south and Little Creek on the north. In answer to a call from the general authorities of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Randolph H. Stewart and others arrived in the Bear River Valley March, 1870. One week later, Apostle Charles C. Rich and Company came. They surveyed the town and named it Randolph, in honor of the first Bishop, Randolph H. Stewart. Many others soon followed and by the spring of 1871 Randolph was a thriving town, having established a post office, store, blacksmith shop and sawmill. These early settlers were men and women with courage and fortitude ready to brave the severe climate and hardships. Progression has continued with the coming of electricity, the water system, modern communications and transportation. From the one-room schoolhouse, education continues with the latest technology and modern facilities. The cattle and sheep industries have sustained many families throughout the years. The stately tabernacle, dedicated July 26, 1914, depicts the faith of the early settlers. This devotion is evident today as men and women serve missions throughout the world. As the need to defend our freedom has arisen. many have responded to the call of our country … some having made the supreme sacrifice.
We salute those who have contributed to the development of this community. They are men and women of foresight and dedication … all desiring to establish an abundant life for now as well as for future generations!
Located in Randolph, Utah.
On March 14, 1870, the first pioneers arrived to establish a settlement in Bear River Valley. The townsite was surveyed in the summer of 1870 and named in honor of Randolph H. Stewart, the first Bishop. Heavy snows, early frosts and Indian troubles taxed the colonists’ endurance. The first meeting house in Randolph was a small log building which was used for a school and all public meetings. This spot was an early camp side of the pioneers.
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