In May, 1864 Brigham Young called Swan
Arnell, Sr., Charles G. Keetch, Sr., Robert
Pope, and John Windley with their families
to settle here. Soon others followed.
Charles Windley was the first child born
in the village. The townsite was surveyed
and land divided into four sections. A combined
church and school was built of logs in the
center of town. William G. Young was the
first presiding elder and John A. Hunt. Sr.
was first bishop. The settlement was named
for Apostle Charles C. Rich who settled
this valley in 1863.