In the spring of 1879 a group of pioneers
from Bear Lake settled here. Moses Thatcher
explored the area, dedicated it as a home for
the Latter Day Saints, calling it Star Valley.
Freedom and Auburn settled in 1879 and
Afton in 1885. The first public building was
located on this square. A log house with
dirt roof served the settlers as a church,
shool, and public meeting place from 1886
to 1892 when it was replaced by a large
frame building. The bell on this monument
calling the people together could be
heard throughout the valley.
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