Chesterfield Historic Town Site

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Nestled in the foothills of Idaho’s Portneuf Valley, Chesterfield offers an excellent visitor experience. Located between Lava Hot Springs and Soda Springs, Idaho and along the Oregon Trail, this Idaho village is a significant historic site that calls attention to a specific period of time. Few places of this early period remain, making it all the more important. Its unique history and magnificent scenery has attracted visitors, young and old, from near and far, for many years. Chesterfield is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The idea for settlement first came to Chester Call as he was traveling through the valley in 1880, in search of grazing land. The next spring, he brought his family up to settle a small ranch because the Salt Lake Valley was getting overly crowded with all of the Pioneers traveling in. He got some friends and family, and before too long, a town arose in the foothills of the valley.

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