Leader Staff Writer
Bear River City is rich in history and that heritage is something Larene Braegger has spent over a decade seeking to preserve. The pioneer museum, the budding 5-year old library and the old photos throughout the city office have become the passion of this lifelong resident of the area.
Braegger’s home sits just on the east side of the Bear River bridge. This puts her outside of Bear River City boundaries. Despite this fact, she still feels very much a part of the town after living her whole life in the same house in which she was born, attending church and all of the other community activities. The city claims her, too, since she was asked to serve as head of a committee that put together the history for the town for a county book project in 1993.
Previous to this assignment, Braegger had no experience as a historian. Yet, many years ago her mother took the lead in collecting histories and the rest is, well, history.
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