Near Bliss in Gooding County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Lava flows, pouring out over the plains on this side, met and dammed up sedimentary deposits washed in on the other side, making lakes and swamps. Here the river divides these two important geologic settings, formed at a time when the climate was wetter, and the plains were tree-dotted grasslands where zebra-like horses used to graze.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 300.)
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° 53.147′ N, 114° 54.898′ W. Marker is near Bliss, Idaho, in Gooding County. Marker is on U.S. 30 at milepost 176,, 1.8 miles south of E 2000 S, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bliss ID 83314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured History of the Malad River (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bliss Homestead (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Malad Springs (approx. 3.1 miles away); Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hagerman Sheep Monument (approx. 4˝ miles away); Right Beneath Your Feet (approx. 8.2 miles away); Volcanoes Along the Snake (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bliss.
Regarding Fossil Beds. The nearby town of Hagerman, Idaho has several fossils on display from this area, including the famous Hagerman Horse. This marker is not far from the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument.
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 1,614 times since then and 270 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 3, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 7. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.