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Bear Lake

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PO Box 190
Paris, Idaho 83261-0190

Phone: (208) 945-2212
Fax: (208) 945-2780

Cities in Bear Lake County

County Seat: Paris

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Background

Land Area: 1,050 square miles

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.


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