Soda Springs in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
A prime attraction for more than 160 years, soda water from these springs was marketed nationally after rail service reached this resort area in 1882. W.H. Hooper, Salt Lake City's leading banker and president of Zion's Cooperative Mercantile Institution, had his summer home here. He did much to found and promote Soda Springs and its soda water industry while serving as Utah's delegate to Congress.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 385.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 39.294′ N, 111° 36.12′ W. Marker is in Soda Springs, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on East 2nd Street South near South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 61 East 2nd Street South, Soda Springs ID 83276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coach History (within shouting distance of this marker); Conda Mine - A phosphate fortune unearthed (within shouting distance Memories of Conda - a company community (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young Summer Home (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Grand Vision (about 600 feet away); The Dinkey Engine (about 600 feet away); Caribou Mountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ground Observer Corps National Campaign (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Soda Springs.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Corrigan (City) Park.
Also see . . . Cold Beer? Whiskey? How about a Hooper Spring Soda Water! -- True West. American Indians and fur trappers were well acquainted with the life-giving springs, but it wasn’t until Salt Lake City, Utah, banking entrepreneur W. H. Hooper built a summer home near the springs—and the arrival of the railroad in 1882—that Hooper’s spring—and the refreshing soda water became nationally known. (Submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 161 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.