E 5 - Meachum

 

First known as Lee's Encampment, from establishment of a Troop Camp by Major H.A.G. Lee in 1844. A.B. and Harvey Meacham operated famous "Mountain House" here which gave the town its present name. In later years a famous railroad eating house. "The Log Cabin," became nationally known under the supervision of Grandma Munra, a well-known pioneer figure. On July 3, 1923 Meacham was the Capitol of the United States when President Warren G. Harding stopped for a day and participated in the exercises commemorating the Eightieth Anniversary of the Covered Wagon Migration 1843.