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Near Bonners Ferry in Boundary County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Glacial Lakes

 
 
Glacial Lakes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
1. Glacial Lakes Marker
Inscription.  Moving from the north down this valley, the edge of the continental ice sheet blocked rivers and formed glacial lakes.
Then as the ice gradually melted, a lake rose here behind the receding ice dam, and extended up Kootenai valley into Canada. Until the ice disappeared about 10,000 years ago, this lake drained through the valley to the south. Then Kootenai river cut down the lake bottom, exposing the small tree-covered granite hill in the valley before you. Lakes Coeur d'Alene and Pend d'Oreille, to the south are remnants of this glacial action.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 321.)
 
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. 48° 39.156′ N, 116° 20.712′ W. Marker is near Bonners Ferry, Idaho, in Boundary County. Marker is on U.S. 95 at milepost 504 near Deep Creek Loop (State Highway 2), on the left when traveling north
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bonners Ferry ID 83805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wild Horse Trail (a few steps from this marker); David Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Electrifying Bonners Ferry (approx. 3˝ miles away); Solving Power Problems (approx. 3˝ miles away); Railroad Laborers (approx. 3˝ miles away); Spokane International Railway (approx. 3˝ miles away); Kootenai Valley Railway (approx. 3˝ miles away); Great Northern Railway 1892 (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bonners Ferry.
 
Glacial Lakes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 8, 2018
2. Glacial Lakes Marker
The marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 215 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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