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  • Rock Church



    Read All About It:

    The old rock church in Auburn, Wyoming is one of the oldest buildings in Star Valley. Permanent settlers moved into Star Valley in 1879. In the spring of 1888 these hardy pioneer farmers and ranchers surveyed the townsite of Auburn into twenty-four, ten acre blocks. In the late summer and fall of 1889, the rock church was erected on the public square in the center of the new townsite. The building served as a place of worship for the Latter-day Saints and a meeting place for the entire community. Activities in the building included dances, plays, operas, parties, bazaars, reunions, picnics and patriotic and holiday celebrations. Three larger houses of worship have been built in succession in Auburn but it is the old rock church which stands as a local landmark. The solid walls symbolize the strengths and values of those who built, live in, and served in the community. The building is a monument to the early pioneers of Star Valley.



    Date Added to Register:
    Friday, December 13, 1985
    Lincoln County
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