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

Thousand Springs

 
 
Thousand Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
1. Thousand Springs Marker
Inscription.  Old lava flow changed the geologic structure of this area and thus created a multitude of famous springs here.

Over thousands of years, volcanic activity repeatedly spread lava over the Snake River plain, slowly forcing the river southward in a great curve. Successive channels of the river and its tributaries were filled with spongy lava, and became both reservoirs and underground conduits gathering water from far to the northeast. Torrents from one or more of these buried channels burst forth on the opposite canyon wall.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 166.)
 
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° 44.742′ N, 114° 51.071′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 187, 0.1 miles south of Chisholm Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman ID 83332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Thousand Springs and Salmon Falls Markers Along U.S. 30 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
2. Thousand Springs and Salmon Falls Markers Along U.S. 30
4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon Falls (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Falls (approx. 2.3 miles away); Payne's Ferry (approx. 2.3 miles away); "The People" (approx. 3.8 miles away); Where are the Fossils? (approx. 3.8 miles away); Sediments and Fossils (approx. 3.8 miles away); A Changing Climate (approx. 3.8 miles away); Ancient Lakes (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerman.
 
Thousand Springs image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, June 1, 2010
3. Thousand Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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