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Lava Hot Springs in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Lava Hot Springs

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
1. Lava Hot Springs Marker
Inscription.  Centuries ago the Bannock-Shoshone Indian tribes set aside these natural hot mineral springs as neutral ground for all tribes. Trapper Joseph Miller and party camped here in 1812. By 1863, it was a favorite stop for Oregon Trail travelers. Most early colonists were pioneers from Utah who called their settlement Dempsey. Indians granted the springs to U.S. Gov. who ceded them to Idaho state, 1902. In 1915 the thriving village was incorporated & name changed to Lava Hot Springs.
 
Erected 1979 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Camp Dempsey. (Marker Number 406.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 37.168′ N, 112° 0.409′ W. Marker is in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker can be reached from Main Street near unnamed Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Main Street, Lava Hot Springs ID 83246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Lava Hot Springs (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
2. Lava Hot Springs Marker
line); Lava Hot Springs' healing waters (about 300 feet away); Furs and farms, fire and floods... (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lead Bell Mining Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hudspeth's Cutoff (approx. 4.6 miles away); Chesterfield (approx. 6.8 miles away); Bancroft's First School (approx. 9.3 miles away); Oneida Station (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lava Hot Springs.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the grounds of the Lava Hot Springs Foundation World Famous Hot Pools.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNative Americans
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
3. Lava Hot Springs Foundation
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 10, 2019
4. Lava Hot Springs Founation
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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