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Montpelier Examiner Archive

  • Montpelier, Idaho
  • 18961922

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Members of the Mormon Church from Salt Lake City settled Montpelier, Idaho, in April 1864. It existed primarily as a trading post for a number of years, and in 1892 the Oregon Short Line Railroad built a railroad terminal in the town. Charles E. Harris first published the Montpelier Examiner in 1895. He remained the primary editor and publisher for nine years, even after he sold the business to the Examiner Publishing Company in September 1902. Harris devoted the Democratic Examiner to "the up building of Montpelier and Bear Lake in particular and Idaho in general." The 1902 Holiday Edition of the paper provided insightful information and statistics about life in Bear Lake County. It compared the 1900 Census showing the population of Montpelier to be 1,440, with the updated 1902 estimate of nearly 2,000 residents. In 1902, Bear Lake County boasted 8,000 people, compared with 7,000 in 1900. The Examiner Publishing Company expressed its wish for 1,000 subscribers by the end of 1903.

Archive Info

  • 10,135
  • Montpelier, Idaho
  • 18961922

Source Information

Montpelier Examiner, 1896–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 2, 2019

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News Notes From the County Seat

News Notes From the County Seat

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Montpelier, Idaho
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Jury List 1900

Jury List 1900

Montpelier Examiner
Montpelier, Idaho
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Public notice of permit, 1910 Levi Long

Public notice of permit, 1910 Levi Long

Montpelier Examiner
Montpelier, Idaho
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Acceptance of nomination 1920

Acceptance of nomination 1920

Montpelier Examiner
Montpelier, Idaho
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Acceptance of Nomination, Levi H Long 1920

Acceptance of Nomination, Levi H Long 1920

Montpelier Examiner
Montpelier, Idaho
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Archive Info

  • 10,135
  • Montpelier, Idaho
  • 18961922

Source Information

Montpelier Examiner, 1896–1922 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: October 2, 2019