Settlement of Lynne
Lynne, named for a town in
Scotland, was settled in 1849 by Edith Rice, George and
Frederick Barker and Charles Burke. The following year Isaac Newton
Goodale, Erastus Bingham and others came. In 1851 irrigation water
was brought from Mill Creek under the supervision of I.N.
Goodale. A log schoolhouse was erected in 1852 with widow
Green the first school teacher. This building was also used
for church and public gatherings. In 1866 a postoffice (sic)
was established with Lewis Taft, postmaster. May 28, 1877
Daniel F. Thomas was made first bishop of the Lynne Ward,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.