This site is the point on the Bear River where water was first diverted by Mormon settlers to develop an agriculture industry in Gem Valley. It was completed in the early 1900’s and was an engineering masterpiece for it’s time. The Last Chance Canal Company was started with 64 original stockholders–Gem Valley farmers who desperately needed the life-giving waters from the Bear River to grow their crops.
From the junction of Center Street and SH 34 in Grace proceed north on SH 34 for 2.1 miles (5 minutes) to Last Chance Ln. Turn right (east) and go 1.5 miles to this site. Photo by Donald Bain.