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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Idaho|Idaho]] > [[Power County, Idaho|Power County]] > American Falls''  
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Idaho|Idaho]] > [[Power County, Idaho|Power County]] > American Falls''  
 
  
 
== Quick Facts  ==
 
== Quick Facts  ==
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== City Hall  ==
 
== City Hall  ==
  
[http://cityofamericanfalls.com/ American Falls City Hall]<br>550 N Oregon Trl<br>American Falls, ID 83211-1800  
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[http://cityofamericanfalls.com/ American Falls City Hall]<br>550 N Oregon Trail<br>American Falls, ID 83211-1800  
  
Phone: (208) 226 2569
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Phone: (208) 226 2569  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
  
==== Baptist ====
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==== Baptist ====
  
 
Bethany Baptist Church  
 
Bethany Baptist Church  
  
280 Polk St <br>American Falls, ID 83211<br>(208) 226-2878
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280 Polk St <br>American Falls, ID 83211<br>(208) 226-2878  
 
 
Willow Bay Baptist Church
 
  
246 Lee Street
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Willow Bay Baptist Church
  
American Falls, ID 83211
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246 Lee Street
  
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American Falls, ID 83211
  
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==== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  ====
 
==== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  ====
  
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There are four wards and one branch (congreagations) meeting at two separate places:&nbsp; 650 Pocatello Avenue and 111 Church Place, both in American Falls.
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There are four wards and one branch (congregations) meeting at two separate places:&nbsp; 650 Pocatello Avenue and 111 Church Place, both in American Falls.  
  
===== Historical =====
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===== Historical =====
 
 
Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=497496&disp=Record++of++members%2C++1907%2D1940%3B++%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library] in Salt Lake City or at its [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp Family History Centers].
 
  
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Many of the original records of church units are in the [[Family History Library|Church History Library]] in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the {{FHL|497496|title-id|disp=Family History Library}} in Salt Lake City or at its [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]].
  
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==== Episcopal  ====
 
==== Episcopal  ====
  
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===== Current =====
  
St. John's Episcopal Church
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St. John's Episcopal Church  
  
 
350 Roosevelt<br>American Falls, ID 83211  
 
350 Roosevelt<br>American Falls, ID 83211  
  
krudeen@dcdi.net
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krudeen@dcdi.net  
  
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==== Methodist  ====
  
==== Methodist ====
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===== Current  =====
  
===== Current =====
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United Methodist Church of American Falls<br>710 Fort Hall Avenue<br>American Falls, ID 83211
  
United Methodist Church Of American Falls<br>710 Fort Hall Avenue<br>American Falls, ID 83211
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==== <br>Presbyterian ====
 
  
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
 
==== Roman Catholic  ====
  
===== Current =====
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St Mary's Catholic Church
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St Mary's Catholic Church  
  
376 Roosevelt Street<br>American Falls, ID 83211-1219<br>(208) 226-5217
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376 Roosevelt Street<br>American Falls, ID 83211-1219<br>(208) 226-5217  
  
===== Historical =====
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===== Historical =====
  
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of church registers found in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise.&nbsp; Among these registers are those from [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=759597&disp=Church++records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Our Lady of Lourdes] and Blessed Sacrament in American Falls.
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The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of church registers found in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise.&nbsp; Among these registers are those from {{FHL|759597|title-id|disp=Our Lady of Lourdes}} and Blessed Sacrament in American Falls.  
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
The Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county,&nbsp;state and regional&nbsp;[http://history.idaho.gov/directories.html directories].  
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The Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county,&nbsp;state and regional&nbsp;[http://www.digitalarchives.idaho.gov/ directories].&nbsp;
  
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
 
=== Funeral Homes  ===
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'''Davis-Rose Mortuary'''<br>170 Idaho St<br>American Falls, Idaho 83211<br>(208) 226-2147
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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Wilson Price Hunt expedition camped at the falls in 1811. Oregon Trail passes north of town through the present-day reservoir. The town in 1925 relocated and move close to the American Falls Dam construction site. The old town site sits at the bottom of the reservoir, northeast of the present city. John C. Fremont visited the town in 1843. The total Population of American Falls in 1930 was 1,888. The Dam was completed in 1978. American Falls was an important station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad.
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Additional history of American Falls, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in: <br>Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p.&nbsp;19. <br>
  
 
A brief [http://cityofamericanfalls.com/history.htm history of American Falls] is available on the city's official website.  
 
A brief [http://cityofamericanfalls.com/history.htm history of American Falls] is available on the city's official website.  
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===== Historical  =====
 
===== Historical  =====
  
Copies of issues of&nbsp;[http://history.idaho.gov/newspapers_a-b.html American Falls&nbsp;newspapers] are in the collections of the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise.
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Copies of issues of&nbsp;the following [http://www.digitalarchives.idaho.gov/ American Falls&nbsp;newspapers]&nbsp; are in the collections of the Idaho State&nbsp;Archives in Boise:
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''American Falls advertiser''&nbsp;1902: 10:4-1907:7: 10 y&nbsp;<br>''American Falls press''&nbsp;1907:7:27-1937:12:30 y&nbsp;<br>''Falls-power &amp; General news''&nbsp; 1899:3:2 y&nbsp;<br>''Power County booster&nbsp;'' 1932: 10:22-1937:10:29 y&nbsp;<br>''Power County press''&nbsp; 1937: 11:4- to date
  
 
=== Obituaries  ===
 
=== Obituaries  ===
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Cities_of_Idaho]] [[Category:Power_County,_Idaho]]<br>
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[[Category:Cities_of_Idaho]] [[Category:Power_County,_Idaho]]

Revision as of 15:34, 18 January 2012

United States > Idaho > Power County > American Falls

Quick Facts

Former name

Geographic location

City Hall

American Falls City Hall
550 N Oregon Trail
American Falls, ID 83211-1800

Phone: (208) 226 2569

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Church History and Records

Baptist

Bethany Baptist Church

280 Polk St
American Falls, ID 83211
(208) 226-2878

Willow Bay Baptist Church

246 Lee Street

American Falls, ID 83211


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Current

There are four wards and one branch (congregations) meeting at two separate places:  650 Pocatello Avenue and 111 Church Place, both in American Falls.

Historical

Many of the original records of church units are in the Church History Library in Salt Lake City. Many of the membership records covering these units from the date of their creation to about 1948 have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City or at its Family History Centers.


Episcopal

Current

St. John's Episcopal Church

350 Roosevelt
American Falls, ID 83211

krudeen@dcdi.net


Methodist

Current

United Methodist Church of American Falls
710 Fort Hall Avenue
American Falls, ID 83211

Roman Catholic

Current

St Mary's Catholic Church

376 Roosevelt Street
American Falls, ID 83211-1219
(208) 226-5217

Historical

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilmed copies of church registers found in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise.  Among these registers are those from Our Lady of Lourdes and Blessed Sacrament in American Falls.

Directories

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories

Funeral Homes

Davis-Rose Mortuary
170 Idaho St
American Falls, Idaho 83211
(208) 226-2147

History

Wilson Price Hunt expedition camped at the falls in 1811. Oregon Trail passes north of town through the present-day reservoir. The town in 1925 relocated and move close to the American Falls Dam construction site. The old town site sits at the bottom of the reservoir, northeast of the present city. John C. Fremont visited the town in 1843. The total Population of American Falls in 1930 was 1,888. The Dam was completed in 1978. American Falls was an important station on the Oregon Short Line Railroad.

Additional history of American Falls, Idaho and the early Mormon settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 19.

A brief history of American Falls is available on the city's official website.

Maps

Military History and Records

Minorities

Newspapers

Current

Power County Express
174 Idaho Street
American Falls, ID 83211
Ph. 208-226-5294
email - press1@dcdi.net
Weekly

Historical

Copies of issues of the following American Falls newspapers  are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

American Falls advertiser 1902: 10:4-1907:7: 10 y 
American Falls press 1907:7:27-1937:12:30 y 
Falls-power & General news  1899:3:2 y 
Power County booster  1932: 10:22-1937:10:29 y 
Power County press  1937: 11:4- to date

Obituaries

School Records

Websites

References