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Situated in the shadow of the Soldier, Smoky, and Pioneer Mountains, Fairfield was formerly known as “Soldier” and exists because the railroad bypassed Soldier. Its residents relocated nearer the tracks, naming their new settlement New Soldier and later Fairfield. Its current name reflects its location in a beautiful valley lined with expansive fields of camas lilies. Early Native Americans harvested the abundant and succulent camas bulbs until the 1940s. Once a staple in the early Indian diet, the camas bulb and its violet-blue flowers have now turned Fairfield into a photography masterpiece.

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