This Day in Idaho History

June 15, 1860: The first white settlement in Idaho was founded.

Franklin, Idaho was founded by Mormon Pioneers.  Only one mile inside of Idaho, it was originally thought to be on the Utah side of the border.  Originally, thirteen families arrived in the spot that would become Franklin.  Today, the town consists of about 830 people.

Sources:

http://www.onthisday.com/countries/usa/idaho

http://franklinidaho.org/index.html

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/idaho/id-oldest-towns/

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