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Harrison in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Submerged Valley

 
 
Submerged Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
1. Submerged Valley Marker
Inscription. Glacial activity about 9000 to 12000 years ago created this lake out of what previously had been the valley of a river.
The ice sheet occupied major valleys north of here. As the glacier receded, melt waters flooded across the outlet of this valley, beyond modern Coeur d'Alene. Rock, sand, and gravel deposited there by those floods raised the level of the land and blocked the old river channel. This backed up the river, submerged the valley before you, and produced on of Idaho's lovey views.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 281.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 26.881′ N, 116° 46.534′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on Harrison Road (State Highway 97 at milepost 67) near East O'Gara Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison ID 83833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hnpetptqwe'n Wayside (approx. 6 miles away); The Mullan Road (approx. 6.3 miles away); Once an area of many uses by the Coeur d'Alene People
Submerged Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 7, 2018
2. Submerged Valley Marker
(approx. 6˝ miles away); Heyburn State Park (approx. 6˝ miles away); Saint Joseph Indian Mission (approx. 7.2 miles away); Mullan Trail Road (approx. 12.6 miles away); John Mullan (approx. 12.6 miles away); Splash Dam at Hobo Creek (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 19, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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