• The FB Rolfson Home – 176S 100E

    This is the first home that was built in Raymond in September of 1901. It was built by FB Rolfson (aka Bent). Bent was¬†called by Lorenzo Snow, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to settle Southern Alberta. He arrived in Stirling June 27, 1899 and stayed and worked until Dec. 25, 1899, when he went back to his wife in Utah. He returned to Canada¬†in April 1901. His wife, Emily Caroline Phillips, and their sons, Ray & Bazel, left Salt Lake July 24, 1901 to join him. Bent had purchase 30 acres in Stirling and planned to settle there. It had been challenging to earn a…