Our First Church
Paris, Idaho was settled in the fall of 1863.
Two years later a building used for church,
school and recreation was erected by James Nye
and others, of logs hauled from George Sirrine's
sawmill. It was 20' x 60 with two large rooms
and a stage at one end. Later an annex, balcony
and belfry were added. In 1870 the first ward of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
was organized, Henry D. Horne Bishop. Thomas
sleight and Louis Ricks taught school. This
bell rang for assembly until 1942.