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Images
from the
In the early 900s Franklin na-
tive, Elliot Butterworth, realized
that the town’s original settlers
were passing away and saw an
opportunity. He began attending
local estate sales and buying his
neighbors’ old things. In 98 he
opened the area’s first museum
in the old stone Mercantile Co-
op building and called it the Relic
Hall. In 937 the Relic Hall was
moved into a new, much larger
bulding next door. When you’re
in the area, stop in an enjoy the
Relic Hall for yourself.
 HOLD your mouse cursor on the doorway in the photo
above to read a story about a hummingbird
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Fr anklin Co- op Fir eplace, st one Fir st LDS chapel Fir st LDS chapel Fir st schoolhouse Fir st schoolhouse 2 Fir st schoolhouse 3
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Fl our mill Glass dipper, det ail Glass dipper Gr inding st one Hor seshoes Jail, int er i or Jail
Museum Images 1
Fr om t he Fr ankl i n Rel i c Hall
Anvil Ball of t wine Bear t r ap, f r ont Bear t r ap, t op Bench, wooden 1 Bench, wooden 2 But t er chur n
But t er chur n But t er ladl e Cabin, st one, det ail Cabin, st one Candl e mol ds Chair Cl ock, det ail
Cl ock Cl ot h, Ann Doney 1 Cl ot h, Ann Doney 2 Cl ot h, Ann Doney 3 Cl ot h, Ann Doney 4 Cast ir on skill et Cast ir on pot
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Lat h Loom shut t l e Mall et head Mall et Mill gear, car d Mill gear Mill st one
Mill wheel, angl e Mill wheel, f r ont Mill wheel, Laur i e Molasses guage Nail s Pi t chf or ks Plane, bot t om
Plane,top Plow Pocketwatch,back Pocketwatch,front Postoffce Railroaditems Railroadphoto
Reli c hall, f r ont Reli c Hall, angl e Ribbon, envel ope Ribbon, Pi oneer Day Roadomet er Roadomet er, det ail Roadomet er st or y
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Fr om t he Fr ankl i n Rel i c Hall
Saw, lar ge Saw, small Scal es, or ange Scal es, pink, det ail Scal es, pink Scal es, r ed
Shingl es

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Shoe f or ms Chil d shoes, bot t om Shoes, si de Skull message, det ail Skull message Spindl es, wool en mill Spindl es 2
Spindl es 3 Spinning wheel 1 Spinning wheel, si de Spinning wheel 2 SW2 Head assembl y Spli t t ing shingl es St eam engine
St or e in Fr ankin St ove, det ail St ove, cast ir on Syt he Engli sh t eapot 1 Engli sh t eapot 2 Tel egr aph di splay
Ti cket , SL t empl e Toy, f r ont Toy, angl e Weaving, spinning t ool s Wool car ds, det ail Wool car ds Wool en mill
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Fr om t he Fr ankl i n Rel i c Hall
Wr i t ing slat e Wall, Reli c Hall 1 Wall, Reli c Hall 2 Wall, Reli c Hall 3 Wall, Reli c Hall 4 Wall, Reli c Hall 5
Wall, Reli c Hall 6
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A blacksmith anvil brought to
Franklin in 860 by Peter Lowe.
Complex metal devices such
as a large steam engine to run
the saw mill in 87—were
purchased back East.
A ball of linen twine spun
by Ann Doney. Citizens in
Franklin bringing advanced
skills such as cloth making
and shingle making from their
homelands in Europe helped
the settlement get on its feet
and go on to prosper.
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A bear trap owned by
Harold Baker.
The trap was hid-
den under leaves
and twigs and an-
chored to a nearby
tree. When the bear
stepped on the trig-
ger release peddle,
the jaws snapped
shut, in effect chain-
ing the animal to the
tree until the trap-
per came back and
shot it. There are
stories of trapped
animals chewing off
the trapped foot to
escape.
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Home-made benches. In the early days of Franklin, the settlers brought their
own chairs and benches to Sunday worship services.
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A butter churn. Selling eggs and butter was one of the ways the
women’s Relief Society in early Franklin had of raising money for
charitable projects.
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A butter ladle made by Elliot Butterworth.
Homemade butter is whitish in color and
fairly bland tasting until salt is added.
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The remains of
a stone cabin in
Whitney, Idaho built
by John Doney's
friend, Whilliam
Whitehead.

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Candle molds A chair owned by John Doney. Like the
chair, its owner had fairly short legs.
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A clock owned by Robert Lowe
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Cloth made by Ann G.
Doney. Up until 878
when a water-pow-
ered woolen mill was
completed in Frank-
lin, cloth was either
produced at home or
brought in from the
outside.
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Cloth made by Ann G.
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A cast iron cooking pot A cast iron cooking pan
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The Franklin Mercantile Co-op. Eventually the
co-op was used as the first relic hall, or mu-
seum, in the area. It stands next to a much
larger relic hall built in the 930s.
A stone fireplace made
from stones used in the first
schoolhouse in Franklin
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The first Mormon
chapel constructed
in Idaho was built in
Franklin. Heavy snows
caused the roof to col-
lapse before the proj-
ect was completed. To
the great dissapoint-
ment of the local con-
gregation, the structure
sat unfinished for nine
years until it could be
repaired.
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The first schoolhouse
built in Franklin. While
local tradition liked to
call this the first school
built in Idaho, it was
actually the first school
built for white children
in Idaho. The Spaldings
built a school for the
Nez Perce Indians at
Lapwai in 837.
Spring rains would
cause the sod roof
on the school to leak,
prompting a vacation.
Top: a drawing of the
school; Bottom: a mod-
el of the school after it
had been expanded.
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L: Another view of the schoohouse model. R: Hannah Comish, Franklin’s first
school teacher, began by inviting the children of the settlement into her home.
The settlers placed great emphasis on seeing that their children received an
education.
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The C.U. Bradford flour
mill in Franklin is be-
lieved to have been built
in 888 by John Nuffer
and Joseph Chatterton.
The structure was dam-
aged by fire in 924 and
further destroyed in
942.
A glass water dipper. A
seam across the bottom
of the glass cup suggests
that it was fabricated in a
mold.
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Glass dipper
A grinding stone made
from rock at Rattlesnake
Point. A shaft would have
fit through the square
hole in the center of the
stone. The shaft would
have been connected to
a source of power such
as a water wheel.
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Horse shoes
A jail cell was con-
structed in the base-
ment of the Franklin
town hall early in
the 20th Century. A
well-behaved man-
nequin is the only
recent inmate.
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The entrance to the
old Franklin jail
“Lath, made in the
Thomas Lowe Shin-
gle and Lath Mill,
located just east of
Franklin. This was
the first mill of its
kind in Idaho”
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A shuttle used in a hand
loom by Ann Doney. The
weaver strung yarn ver-
tically in the loom, then
ran yarn attached to the
shuttle back and forth
horizontally between the
fibers.
The head of a wooden
maul used to split shin-
ges. This maul came
from the Wells Fargo
Blacksmith shop.
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Wooden maul used to split shinges.
This maul came from the Wells Fargo
Blacksmith shop.
A cast iron gear from a shin-
gle mill. Local creeks were
harnessed to power the first
mechanized industries in
Franklin.
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Close-up of the cast iron
gear from a shingle mill.
Construction of a mill was
directed by a specialist
called a mill wright.
A mill stone used for grind-
ing flour—now gracing
the old Franklin Mercan-
tile building. A second mill
stone would have been
mounted on top of this one
and rotated against it. Chan-
nels cut in the surface of the
stone allowed flour to travel
outwards to be collected.
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The main gear wheel from one of Franklin’s water-powered mills. A shaft
connected to the water wheel ran through the middle of this wheel and
transfered the power of the falling water to the rest of the device through
gears and belts.
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The gear wheel from the mill.
Wheel inspector: Laurie Dunkley.
Molasses guage. In the early days of
Franklin, molasses was used for almost
everything we use refined sugar for
today.
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Square style nails
Hay forks. George Lee
of Franklin discovered
the three-tined fork on
his property.
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A molding plane
owned by Thomas
Lowe—top and bottom
views. Two separate
blades set at different
heights in the plane cut
a decorative pattern in
the thin strip of wood
used for trim molding.
Nowadays, molding is
cut by feeding strips
of wood through a
machine with high
speed rotary blades
cut in the profile of
the desired pattern.
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An iron bladed plow.
The farmer stood
behind the plow and
grasped the handles.
A horse harnessed to
the plow pulled it for-
ward through the soil.
In the first days of the
Franklin settlement,
plows were fashioned
from boards or thick,
sharpened sticks. The
single, horse-drawn
plow eventually gave
way to horse-drawn
plows with muliple
blades and finally to
plows drawn by motor-
ized tractors.
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The case of a pocket watch owned by Robert G. Lowe’s grandfather in Scot-
land, 80
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Ellen Nash worked at the Franklin post office
in 94. Ellen’s sister, Laura Nash, served as the
postmaster at the time.
Railroad items. The pear-
shaped plate is one of the
first fish plates used on the
Utah Northern Railroad,
Franklin, 874.
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Utah and Northern Rail-
road. This was an early nar-
row guage line. The photo
probably was taken either
at the engine house at Lo-
gan, Utah, or the engine
terminal at Battle Creek,
Idaho. Circa 885
The Franklin Relic Hall. In
98 Elliot Butterworth
started buying his neigh-
bors’ old keepsakes at
their estate sales. He
organized the growing
collection into the area’s
first museum in the old
co-op building. The cur-
rent relic hall was con-
structed in the 930s.
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A ribbon from the Idaho Pio-
neer Day Celebration, 92.
The ribbon is stored in a string
clasp envelope. Eliza Lowe re-
ceived a ribbon at the first Ida-
ho Day in 90.
Thanks to Elliot Butterworth and his family,
the Franklin Relic Hall contains a collection
of items chronicling the history of Franklin,
Idaho. The Relic Hall is run by the Idaho State
Historical Society and is open to the public.
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A model of a roadometer
invented by Laura Lowe’s
uncle, Thomas G. Lowe.
The device connected to
a wagon wheel and ac-
curately kept track of the
distance covered in miles.
Over time a belief
emerged in some circles
that the device had been
invented by Orson Pratt.
Searching back issues of
the Deseret News, Lowe
located a newspaper arti-
cle dated August 6, 876
that backed up his claim
as the inventor and settled
the matter.
To read the text of the
article, Hold your mouse
cursor HERE.
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A newspaper article reporting that
Thomas G. Lowe had proved his claim
as the inventor of a roadometer, a de-
vice for measuring distance.
A large saw about
five feet long
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A hand saw
A scales
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Weights for the scales
below
A scale from the Com-
puting Scales Company
of Dayton, Ohio.
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A scale from the Fair-
banks company
Shingles from Thomas
Lowe’s shingle mill. The
shingle mill was a wel-
come addition to the
community for it meant
that the citizens could
replace the sod roofs
on their homes with
shingled roofs.
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Forms used for making
shoes. The three in the
front are made of wood
and the one in the back
is made of iron.
Shoes for a child. What
appears to be green
trim are rows of cop-
per tacks that have
oxidized. The soles are
reinforced with small
strips of metal like tiny
horse shoes.
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Shoes for a child, side view Close up of a tribute to the Ida-
ho pioneers, penciled on a cow
skull by John Doney and William
Whitehead
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“IN MEMORY OF IDAHO PIONEERS
We crossed the plains in Hand Cart Com-
pany in 856 came north and camped on
the banks of Spring Creek in Cache Valley
now Franklin, in 860.
Signed, John Doney & William Whitehead”
Spools for yarn from the Frank-
lin woolen mill. The mill was set
up and run by Edmund Buckley, a
woolen mill expert from Great Brit-
ain who set up several other mills
in Cache Valley prior to the one in
Franklin.
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Spools for yarn from the Franklin woolen mill. The settlers would bring their
wool to the mill to be made into yarn, cloth, woolen goods and flannel. They
would pay for the service by leaving a portion of their wool at the mill. Some
of the settlers would take the woolen goods out into the community to sell
to others.
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Two views of a spinning wheel owned by Thomas G. Lowe and used for spin-
ning flax. The settlers made rough linen towels and shirts out of the spun flax.
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A spinning wheel owned by Danish immigrant, Kusen Margarethe Valentinsen
Keller. Kusen and her husband, James, settled first in Brigham City, Utah, and
later were among the first settlers in Mink Creek, Idaho.
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Splitting lath by hand.
When Thomas Lowe
built a water-powered
shingle and lath mill
in Franklin the settlers
moved en masse from
having sod roofs on
their houses to shingled
roofs.
Steam engine brought
to Franklin to power a
sawmill. 300,000 feet of
lumber were cut at the
mill for the ZCMI store
in Salt Lake City as well
as railroad ties that that
helped to bring the rail-
road to Franklin.
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A building in Franklin
located at the corner of
Highway 9 and Main.
Mayor Joshua Hawkes
deeded block to
Thomas Smart on June
6, 880. For a num-
ber of years, Robert G.
Lowe ran a furniture
store in the building.
Close up of a cast iron
stove
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A cast iron stove A cradle sythe. Modeled by Laurie
Dunkley
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“English teapot brought by
William Whitehead”
“Tin teapot which William
Whitehead brought across
the plains in a handcart in
856”
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Deseret Telegraph extend-
ed lines to Franklin in 868.
While the telegraph office
was initially set up in the
Co-op, it was later moved
to the home of L. L. Hatch
where one of the most
dramatic stories of the
time was relayed to the
rest of the world: General
George Custer’s fatal at-
tack on the Sioux Indians.
A ticket to the dedication
of the Mormon temple in
Salt Lake City. After forty
years of obstacles—not
the least of which was the
US government—the re-
markable granite structure
was completed in 893.
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Two views of a “toy swing that saws wood. Belonged to Thomas G. Lowe.”
Thomas was Laura Lowe Dunkley’s uncle. Given Thomas’ ingenuity and
craftsmanship, Uncle Thomas may have created the toy himself.
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Weaving and spinning
items
Wool cards. Carding the
wool aligned the fibers
which was important step
in getting the wool ready
for spinning it into yarn.
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Wool cards
The North Star Woolen Mill
was one of the first water-
powered industries in in
Franklin. Everything from
making the soap to wash
the wool to making the
dye to color the wool was
done in the mill. The mill
received many prizes for
its work.
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A writing slate. Before paper came into use at the school, the chil-
dren practiced writing and and doing arithmetic on slates.
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Portraits of the founding fathers and mothers of Franklin, Idaho line the walls
of the Franklin Relic Hall. These views of the walls start by looking at the front
window of the building, above left, and pivot around over the next two pag-
es to the back windw of the building.
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Portraits of the founding fathers and mothers of Franklin displayed at the
Franklin Relic Hall. In the photo on the left, Will Dunkley’s parents, Joseph and
Margaret, are on the second row up, on the right. His maternal grandmother,
Deborah Ann Wright, is on the top row, far right. His wife’s parents, Robert and
Mary Jane Lowe are just to the left of Deborah Ann.
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Portraits at the Franklin Relic Hall
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