pat jones

Colfax Chronicles

10 YEARS AGO Aug. 2, 1961 – After first opening its doors on May 10, 1873, Emigrant Gap School will not be in session when school resumes. Students in the Emigrant Gap School Di ...

Local Masonic chapter began in Illinoistown in 1854

Easily the most prominent building in historic Colfax is the Masonic Hall. The red brick and ornate style attribute to its unique nature among the other rather plain buildings on t ...

Butcher shop building erected in 1875

This story starts with a mystery. On the site at 50 N. Main St., the plaque reads: “The Butcher Shope.” That has to be a misspelling, you say. Every place I looked, that’s wh ...

Bear River Canal has 150-plus year history

The Bear River Canal has a history that dates back 159 years. According to Pat Jones, former Record editor and author of “The Colfax Connection,” J.R. Crandall and James Neal b ...