A Small Town With A Big History - by Phil Neibaur
Nestled spaciously between the Bitterroot, Lemhi, Lost River and Pioneer Mountains on the North and West, and the Teton Mountains on the East, is the little farming village of Newdale.
Before the area was settled by the Mormon Pioneers, it was well used by the Indians and fur trappers as they traveled between the Snake River Valley on the West and the Teton River Valley on the East. One of the last of the fur trappers, Beaver Dick, and his Indian wife are buried just three miles north of Newdale.
Newdale, as a town, actually came into existence late in the 1800’s when the Union Pacific Railroad put in a line connecting Ririe on the South, with St. Anthony on the North. Where the railroad crossed Highway 33 the town of Newdale sprang up.
It was originally a thriving town with a chapel, school, bank, several stores, gas station and pool hall. But with the coming of oiled roads and great snow removal equipment, Newdale has become a bedroom community to the larger cities of Rexburg and St. Anthony.
Newdale has a country setting with great shopping, entertainment and work opportunities only fifteen minutes away. Newdale – zip code 83436 – proud to be part of “Small Town America.”