Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A prime attraction for more than 160 years, soda water from these springs was marketed nationally after rail service reached this resort area in 1882. W.H. Hooper, Salt Lake City's leading banker and president of Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution, had his summer home here. He did much to found and promote Soda Springs and its soda water industry while serving as Utah's delegate to Congress.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 385.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 42° 39.294′ N, 111° 36.12′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on East 2nd Street South near South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 East 2nd Street South, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Coach History (within shouting distance of this marker); Conda Mine - A phosphate fortune unearthed (within shouting distance of this marker); Memories of Conda - a company community (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Ellis Kackley (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Patrick Edward Connor (about 400 feet away); Brigham Young Summer Home (about 600 feet away); A Grand Vision (about 600 feet away); The Dinkey Engine (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Corrigan (City) Park.
Also see . . . Cold Beer? Whiskey? How about a Hooper Spring Soda Water! -- True West. American Indians and fur trappers were well acquainted with the life-giving springs, but it wasn’t until Salt Lake City, Utah, banking entrepreneur W. H. Hooper built a summer home near the springs—and the arrival of the railroad in 1882—that Hooper’s spring—and the refreshing soda water became nationally known. (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.