St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce

114 N. Bridge Street • St. Anthony, ID 83445
Phone: 208-624-4870
Website

Directions:
From Highway 20, head north on S Bridge Street. The Chamber will be approximately one mile in, on the right hand side of the street.
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In 1887, Charles H. Moon homesteaded and built a bridge and general store in this location. He became the first postmaster a year later and named the town because he noted a resemblance between the nearby Henry’s Fork waterfall and the Mississippi River’s St. Anthony Falls in Minnesota. The community’s location on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River provides excellent fly-fishing opportunities, while the St. Anthony Sand Dunes has long been a local draw.

The first Free Fisherman’s breakfast was held on June 03, 1955. Motorists were stopped on HWY 191 (the Yellowstone Hwy) and offered free coffee and doughnuts at any local cafe. The Greater St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce picked up the tab. The breakfast was started to show people the hospitality of the town of St. Anthony and to welcome them to stop in for supplies as they headed into the excellent fishing country of Fremont County. Today, the breakfast averages about 5,000 people per year and residents as well as tourists come from all over the area. The breakfast is organized by the Free Fisherman’s Breakfast Committee and sponsored by the Greater St. Anthony Chamber of Commerce and the Fremont County Search and Rescue unit. The City of St. Anthony, the State of Idaho- St. Anthony Work Camp, and the State of Idaho- Juvenile Corrections Center aid in setup, cleaning and a myriad of other tasks. All of these organizations, and others, work together to ensure that the Free Fisherman's Breakfast goes on every year. Families and even dogs attend this annual tradition. The breakfast has become a way for tourists to make new friends and for old friends to see each other.