Near Hagerman in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Over thousands of years, volcanic activity repeatedly spread lava over the Snake River plain, slowly forcing the river southward in a great curve. Successive channels of the river and its tributaries were filled with spongy lava, and became both reservoirs and underground conduits gathering water from far to the northeast. Torrents from one or more of these buried channels burst forth on the opposite canyon wall.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 166.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 44.742′ N, 114° 51.071′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 187, 0.1 miles south of Chisholm Drive, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon Falls (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Falls (approx. 2.3 miles away); Payne's Ferry Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 7.7 miles away); The Malad Springs (approx. 8.4 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 8.4 miles away); History of the Malad River (approx. 8.6 miles away); Fossil Beds (approx. 10.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerman.
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