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Near Bliss in Gooding County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Fossil Beds

 
 
Fossil Beds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Fossil Beds Marker
Inscription. Fossil bones of zebras, beaver, otter, pelicans and other water birds are found in sediments left from a 3,400,000 year old pond on the bluff across the river.

Lava flows, pouring out over the plains on this side, met and dammed up sedimentary deposits washed in on the other side, making lakes and swamps. Here the river divides these two important geologic settings, formed at a time when the climate was wetter, and the plains were tree-dotted grasslands where zebra-like horses used to graze.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 300.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 53.147′ N, 114° 54.898′ W. Marker is near Bliss, Idaho, in Gooding County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 176, 1.8 miles south of E 2000 S, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bliss ID 83314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of the Malad River (approx. 1.7 miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Malad Springs
Fossil Beds Marker Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Fossil Beds Marker Along U.S. 30
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 10.2 miles away); Thousand Springs (approx. 10.2 miles away); Fishing Falls (approx. 12.4 miles away); Payne's Ferry (approx. 12.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bliss.
 
Regarding Fossil Beds. The nearby town of Hagerman, Idaho has several fossils on display from this area, including the famous Hagerman Horse. This marker is not far from the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
3. Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument
Fossil Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
4. Fossil Beds
Fossil Beds image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
5. Fossil Beds
Display image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 27, 2009
6. Display
The Hagerman Horse image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
7. The Hagerman Horse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,108 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   7. 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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