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Near Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Elephant Hunters

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
1. Elephant Hunters Marker
Inscription.  Early day big game hunters who occupied lava caves around here more than 12,000 years ago, had a diet that included elephants, camels and giant bison.

When a gradual change to a warmer, drier climate made local grasslands into more desert their elephant herds left for cooler plains father north. But 8,000 years ago, bison still were available here. Indians continued to hunt buffalo on these plains until about 1840. Then they had to go to Montana for their plains hunting trips.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 365.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 32.574′ N, 112° 21.198′ W. Marker is near Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on West Arco Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 291) near North 135 West, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 West Arco Highway, Idaho Falls ID 83402, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sheepcamp Wagon
Elephant Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 13, 2018
2. Elephant Hunters Marker
(approx. 15.1 miles away); Pioneer School Bus Replica (approx. 15.1 miles away); Covered Wagon (approx. 15.1 miles away); The Barn (approx. 15.1 miles away); Alridge School (approx. 15.1 miles away); General Store (approx. 15.1 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 350 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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