"The Letha Store was built in 1929, by J.G.F. Fischer. There were two general stores, a lumberyard, an elementary school, a Baptist church, which was built in 1912, and a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was housed in a hall bought from Colonel Barnard. W.W. Wilton named the town after his daughter. He and Colonel Barnard had hoped that Letha would become a major rail center. They had the town platted and were ready to sell lots, but their dreams never materialized." — "Images of America/Emmett and Gem County," by Julianne Rekow Peterson and the Gem County Historical Society. (available for purchase at the museum)

Letha plat

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(plat courtesy Alliance Title)

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