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Near Stanley in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Boiling Fountain

 
 
The Boiling Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. The Boiling Fountain Marker
Inscription.  Alexander Ross and his Hudsons Bay Company fur trappers were the first white men to visit these hot springs. His dairy describes camping "at the boiling fountain" when they came here on October 1, 1824.
Hot springs result when hot water reached the earth's surface along fault lines. Superheated water takes sulfur into solution along its way to the surface. The sulfur mixes with hydrogen producing the "rotten egg" smell so common to hot springs.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural Features. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1824.
 
Location. 44° 16.055′ N, 114° 44.953′ W. Marker is near Stanley, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 75 near Yankee Fork Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Of Cabins and Chicken Ranches (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbeam Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Sunbeam Dam
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); River Recreation (approx. 0.7 miles away); In the Early Days (approx. ¾ mile away); Building the Dredge (approx. 2.9 miles away); Remnants of the Past (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bonanza City (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stanley.
 
The Boiling Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. The Boiling Fountain Marker
The Hot Springs image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. The Hot Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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