Bear Lake County, Idaho
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Bear Lake County


Bear Lake county was established January 5, 1875 with its county seat at Paris and was named for Bear Lake, which lies half in Idaho and half in Utah. In 1863 the first permanent settlement was at Paris, established by forty Mormon families who came in wagons, in ox carts and on foot
over very difficult terrain from Cache Valley, Utah.


Bear Lake County Courthouse
Built in 1885

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Website Updates:

April 2018
2000 & 2010 Census Demographics have been added.
News: Accidental Deaths: Donna May Birdsong; Jerry Lemoyen Birdsong; Georgia Bernice Birdsong; Edith Ann Birdsong; LuGene Watkins; Eva Lee Watkins; Leonard G. Roberts.
News: Crime: News story re: John Villanova & Walter Skinner.
Obits: E. F. Buyon; Charlotte Curless; Wilma A. Erickson; John Jacob Hirschi; Alten Kearl; Vera S. Kearl; Raymond T. Stoddard; Ernest Wilkes.



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