Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
The Only Gold Rush in Southeastern Idaho
"Boom towns" grew up on Caribou Mountain beginning about 1870 including:
• Keenan City
• Iowa Bar
• Carriboo City
Within a few years, Carriboo City boasted a three-story hotel and saloons with dancing girls. By the 1880s, four stage coaches traveled from Soda Springs to Carriboo City three days a week, exchanging miners and supplies.
Estimates of gold production on Caribou Mountain vary from less than a million to many millions of dollars.
Today, little remains of the colorful gold towns on Caribou Mountain.
Note: In 1907, Carriboo and Cariboo, became known as Caribou.)
Carriboo Jack's luck ran out when he met a grizzly bear that took his life. Jesse "Carriboo Jack" Fairchilds is buried in the Soda Springs Fairview Cemetery.
Billy Clemens, cousin to "Mark Twain,"
The hydraulic monitor located at this site was removed near Iowa Creek on Caribou Mountain in August 1987 for an Eagle Scout Project and donated to Caribou Historical Society by Lowell C. and Joyce Thomas.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 42° 39.414′ N, 111° 36.245′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on East 1st Street South near South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. and Leah Wallet Gorton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Springs of Soda Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dinkey Engine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "It Roars Like a Mad Dragon" (about 300 feet away); Ground Observer Corps National Campaign (about 300 feet away); Ground Observer Corps National Planning (about 300 feet away); Ground Observation Corps Soda Springs Post (about 300 feet away); Travertine Terraces - World Famous Water (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
More about this marker. The marker is located in Geyser Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 264 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.