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The Idaho Genealogical Society has published a collection of recipes in a cookbook titled"150 Years of Idaho Cooking", in honor of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. The book includes a number of recipes from Idaho's historical past, including interesting notes and anecdotes about the recipe or its contributor. Visit the IGS Publications page to order, or Click Here!

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Bear Lake County
Established: 01/05/1875

Parent County: Oneida

Co. Seat: Cities
Paris: Bern, Bloomington, Fish Haven, Geogetown, Montipelier, St. Charles

Established January 5, 1875 with its county seat at Paris. 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.

County Clerk:
PO Box 190, Paris, ID 83261-0190, Phone: (208) 945-2212 Fax: (208) 945-2780