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Rexburg in Madison County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Menan Buttes

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
1. Menan Buttes Marker
Inscription.
Menan Buttes
Two cones of glassy lava are located directly south of here. The largest rises 800 feet above the surrounding plain.

Hot molten lava, erupting from great depth, met cold surface water in the wet flood plain of Snake river: the northern butte, in fact, formed in the channel of Henry’s fork, which was forced further east. Suddenly chilled into small particles of volcanic glass, the lava exploded up in a great spray of steam and solid fragments which built up into wind-blown cones around large summit craters a half mile long and 200 to 400 feet deep.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society & Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 301.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.596′ N, 111° 58.108′ W. Marker is in Rexburg, Idaho, in Madison County. Marker is on State Highway 33 1˝ miles east of Butte Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sugar City ID 83448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaver Dick (approx. 3.1 miles away); North Fork Ferry
Menan Buttes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
2. Menan Buttes Marker
(approx. 3.1 miles away); Pooles Island - Menan (approx. 7.4 miles away); Brigham Young University - Idaho (approx. 9.1 miles away); Hitching Post (approx. 9.2 miles away); Pioneer Park (approx. 9.2 miles away); Rexburg Tabernacle Centennial (approx. 9.2 miles away); In Honor of the Rexburg Stake Pioneers (approx. 9.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rexburg.
 
Also see . . .  Menan Buttes on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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