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Sawtooth Mountain Range, Idaho

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Blaine Stake

Stake boundaries as of about 1930 — see Encyclopedic History..., p.70.[1]

  • Area of the County:Located in parts of Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Jerome and Lincoln counties, Idaho, namely, Carey and Gannett wards in Blaine County, the Gooding and Wendell wards in Gooding County, the Jerome Ward in Jerome County, and the Manard Ward in Camas County. It also includes the Fairfield Branch in Camas County, the Hagerman Branch in Gooding County, and the Richfield Branch in Lincoln County.
  • Headquarters in (town):Located at Carey.
  • Boundaries of stake:southeastern part of that stake.

History Timeline up to about 1930

  • 1917 - The following branches: Emerson in 1917, Hagerman were in the Blaine Stake.
  • 1919 - At a conference of the Boise Stake of Zion held Aug. 3,the Latter-day Saints residing in the southeastern part of that stake were organized as the Blaine Stake.
  • 1920 - Added to the Blaine Stake Richfield.
  • 1921 - Fairfield added to the Blaine Stake.
  • 1923 - Eden added to the Blaine Stake.
  • 1924 - The Minidoka Stake was organized by taking from Blaine Stake the Acequia, Heyburn, Paul, Rupert 1st and Rupert 2nd wards; also the Eden, Emerson and Hazelton branches.

This timeline (arranged by year) includes events that affected records, record-keeping, and movements of Mormons in this area.


Other History Resources
Many wards or branches appointed members to compile a history. Copies may be in the ward library or in homes of members. Some contain biographical sketches of members of the ward at the time of compilation.

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Wards and Branches

Acequia, Carey, Gannett, Gooding, Hazelton, Heyburn, Jerome, Manard, Paul, Rupert, Rupert 1st, Rupert 2nd, Wendell, and branches Eden, Emerson, Fairfield, Hagerman, Richfield.

Acequia Ward (County Minidoka)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 3-4.[2]

Boundaries:

  • Located at Acequia in the Snake River Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1904 - January, 1905, the president of the Burley Stake opened a store for the benefit of the settlers.
  • 1905 - July, meetings for the settlers were commenced ata home and a Sunday School was organized.
  • 1906 - In the spring of 1906 a branch organization was started.
  • 1917 - The saints at Acequia were organized as a ward of the Boise Stake.
  • 1919 - Acequia Ward was transferred to the Blaine Stake in 1919.
  • 1924 - Acequia Ward became a part of the Minidoka Stake.

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Carey Ward (Blaine County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.118.[3]

Boundaries:

  • Located in Little Wood River Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1913 - On Nov. 3, 1913, the Blaine Ward, which had contained all the Latter-day Saints residing in Blaine and Lincoln counties, Idaho, was disorganized and the saints residing in Little Wood River Valley organized as the Carey Ward.

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Acequia Ward (County Minidoka)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 3-4.[4]

Boundaries:

  • Located at Acequia in the Snake River Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1904 - January, 1905, the president of the Burley Stake opened a store for the benefit of the settlers.
  • 1905 - July, meetings for the settlers were commenced ata home and a Sunday School was organized.
  • 1906 - In the spring of 1906 a branch organization was started.
  • 1917 - The saints at Acequia were organized as a ward of the Boise Stake.
  • 1919 - Acequia Ward was transferred to the Blaine Stake in 1919.
  • 1924 - Acequia Ward became a part of the Minidoka Stake.

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Gannett Ward (Blaine County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.272.[5]

Boundaries:

  • The center of the ward is the small village of Gannet, about 15 miles northwest of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - The Gannet Branch was organized.

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Gooding Ward (Gooding County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 290.[6]

Boundaries:

  • Located in or near the town of Gooding, Idaho, 65 miles southwest of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1919 - This branch was organized as the Gooding Ward Oct. 17.

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Hazelton Ward(Minidoka County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 327-328.[7]

Boundaries:

  • Located at Hazelton, 28 miles west of Rupert. A part of the great Snake River Valley.

History timeline:

  • 1916 - Early Latter-day Saints originally belonged to the Heyburn Ward.
  • 1917 - On July 8, the saints at Hazelton were organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1919 - Hazelton belonged to the Boise Stake of Zion until 1919, when it was transferred to the Blaine Stake.
  • 1924 - It became a part of the Minidoka Stake.

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Heyburn Ward (Minidoka County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 333-334.[8]

Boundaries:

  • Located at Heyburn, It is situated on the north side of Snake River. The ward extends northward to the Paul and Rupert 2nd and Rupert 3rd wards, and east and south to Snake River, the center of the ward being five miles southwest of Rupert.

History timeline:

  • 1905 - On Sept. 10, a branch was organized at Heyburn.
  • 1906 - The branch was attached to the Burley Ward of the Cassia Stake.

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Jerome Ward (Jerome County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.375.[9]

Boundaries:

  • Located at Jerome, which is about 15 miles north of Twin Falls, across Snake River, and 65 miles southwest of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1914 - A few families of Latter-day Saints who had made homes in and near Jerome were organized as a branch of the Church. The saints built a meeting house which was dedicated June 28, 1914.
  • 1916 - On Aug. 27, 1916, this branch was organized as a ward.
  • 1927 - A handsome chapel was built largely of lava rock taken from the ground upon which the building was erected, was dedicated. This building, together with an adjoining amusement hall, cost $70,000; it is built in a most substantial manner and has a handsome appearance.

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Manard Ward (Camas County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.467.[10]

Boundaries:

  • Located in a part of Camas Prairie, and is about four miles south of Fairfield and 40 miles west of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1901 - A few Latter-day Saints residing at Soldier were discovered by missionaries laboring in the Northwestern States Mission and these saints being organized as a branch of the Church.
  • 1903 - These Saints were transferred to the Blaine Ward of the Cassia Stake.
  • 1907 - On July 21, this branch was organized as a ward named Manard.

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Paul Ward (Minidoka County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.643-644.[11]

Boundaries:

  • Residing in that part of the Minidoka Project lying west of Rupert. North and west the ward extends to the desert and south to the Heyburn and Emerson wards.

History timeline:

  • 1915 - At a special meeting held Sept. 26, the saints at Paul were separated from the Heyburn Ward and organized as a separate ward.
  • 1919 - Paul Ward belonged to the Blaine Stake until 1919, when it became part of the Minidoka Stake. On Dec. 31, 1930.

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Rupert 1stand 2nd Wards (Minidoka County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 722-723.[12]

Boundaries:

  • Rupert 1st Ward, is located in the east part of the town of Rupert.

Boundaries:

  • Rupert 2nd Ward,is located in the west part, the dividing line being F Street, which runs through the center of the town from north to south.

History timeline:

  • 1906 - July, Rupert was one of the first settlements established under the Minidoka Project, a townsite had been surveyed, and there were about one hundred people in the district, many of whom were Latter-day Saints.
  • 1907 - On Feb. 3, members of the Church were organized as a branch of the Burley Ward.
  • 1913 - Nov. 9, the branch was organized as a ward.
  • 1920 - June 27, the Rupert Ward was divided into the Rupert 1st and Rupert 2nd wards.
  • 1919 - Rupert belonged to the Boise Stake until 1919, when it became part of the Blaine Stake.

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Wendell Ward (Gooding County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.973.[13]

Boundaries:

  • Wendell is 15 miles northwest of Jerome, and about 15 miles south of Gooding.

History timeline:

  • 1918 - In 1918 the few families of Latter-day Saints residing at Wendell were organized as an independent branch of the Church (reporting directly to the presidency of the Boise Stake).
  • 1919 - The Wendell Branch was transferred from the Boise Stake to the Blaine Stake in 1919.
  • 1926 - June 6, the branch was organized as a ward

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Eden Ward (Minidoka Stake)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 214.[14]

Boundaries:

  • Located west of Hazelton on the north side of Snake River. Eden is about five miles north of Snake River and 30 miles west of Rupert.

History timeline

  • 1917 - A branch of the Church existed at Eden.
  • 1926 - On April 11, 1926, the Eden Branch was organized as a regular bishop’s ward.
  • 1924 - Eden Branch was transferred from the Blaine Stake to Minidoka Stake, when the latter was organized.

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Emerson Branch (Minidoka County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 225-226.[15]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the extreme southwest part of Minidoka County, on a part of the Minidoka Project. The center of the ward is located 4 1/2 miles west of Heyburn and 12 miles southwest of Rupert.

History timeline

  • 1917 - Emerson Ward, an outgrowth of the Heyburn Ward, was organized as a branch of that ward.
  • 1923 - The branch when it became an independent branch.
  • 1924 - The Emerson Branch belonged to the Blaine Stake until 1924 when it was transferred to the Minidoka Stake.
  • 1926 - The branch was organized as a ward April 11.

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Hagerman Branch (Gooding County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p. 309.[16]

Boundaries:

  • Situated in a narrow canyon located about 85 miles southwest of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1920 - The saints in Hagerman and immediate vicinity were organized as the Hagerman Branch of the Gooding Ward Dec. 19.

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Richfield Branch (Lincoln County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.704.[17]

Boundaries:

  • Richfield is 15 miles northeast of Shoshone and 25 miles southwest of Carey.

History timeline:

  • 1920 - The Latter-day Saints at Richfield were organized as a branch of the Carey Ward May 2.
  • 1927 - July 31, The organization became an independent branch.

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Fairfield Branch (Camas County)

See Encyclopedic History..., p.240.[18]

Boundaries:

  • Located in the town of Fairfield, or on the adjacent Camas Prairie.

History timeline:

  • 1921 - On Jan. 22, the Latter-day Saints at Fairfield were organized as an independent branch of the Church (reporting directly to the president of the Blaine Stake)

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References

  1. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.70.
  2. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.3-4.
  3. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 118.
  4. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.3-4.
  5. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 272.
  6. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 290.
  7. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 327-328.
  8. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 333-334.
  9. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 375.
  10. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 467.
  11. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 643-644.
  12. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p.722-723.
  13. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 973.
  14. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 214.
  15. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 225-226.
  16. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 309.
  17. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 704.
  18. Jenson, Andrew. Encyclopedic History of the Church. (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1941). p. 240.

 

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