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Near Murtaugh in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Caldron Linn

 
 
Caldron Linn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Caldron Linn Marker
Inscription. In 1811 the Hunt party likened the terrific torrent of the Snake River three miles east of here to a boiling caldron, adding the the old Scottish word "linn," meaning a waterfall.

They had lost a man and a canoe in a roaring chute upstream. Finding worse water ahead they abandoned river travel. Next year, another explorer said of Caldron Linn, "Its terrific appearance beggars all description." Today no road reaches the spot and the name is forgotten.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 284.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 30.291′ N, 114° 12.015′ W. Marker is near Murtaugh, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 234, 0.2 miles west of E 3500 N, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murtaugh ID 83344, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Creek Station (approx. 5.7 miles away); Hansen Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away); Ancient Lake Bonneville (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Desert Bloomed
Caldron Linn Marker Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Caldron Linn Marker Along U.S. 30
(approx. 6.7 miles away); Rock Creek (approx. 7 miles away); Hunt (Camp) (approx. 11.7 miles away); Prehistoric Hunters (approx. 11.8 miles away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 12 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,148 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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