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Near Coeur d'Alene in Kootenai County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Coeur d'Alene Lake

 
 
Coeur d'Alene Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
1. Coeur d'Alene Lake Marker
Inscription. Look to the north: blocking the northward passage of the rivers which form this lake, a great dam of glacial ice once towered above the horizon as far as the eye can see.
When the glacier melted, about 600,000 years ago, it left a moraine - a ridge of rubble gathered under the glacier front - at Rathdrum, Idaho northwest of here. This moraine dammed the rivers, and run-off waters were forced west to form what is now the Spokane River.
Lake Facts: Area - 50 sq. mi.; Length - 32 mi.; Depth - unknown; Elev. - 2,124 ft.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 170.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 47° 37.086′ N, 116° 39.12′ W. Marker is near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, in Kootenai County. Marker is on State Highway 97 at milepost 96 near East Wolf Lodge Bay Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6700 Idaho Highway 97, Coeur D Alene ID 83814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Steamers (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Mullan Road
Coeur d'Alene Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
2. Coeur d'Alene Lake Marker
(approx. 6.3 miles away); Submerged Valley (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lake Coeur d'Alene. A number of Ford Model T automobiles sitting on the bottom of the lake are the result of people in the early 1900s choosing to drive in winter across the frozen lake. But they did not always judge how thick the ice was, and went through. Steamboats on the bottom resulted from being burned and sunk as wrecks when they were no longer of use to ferry people around the lake. Since the late 20th century, divers frequently visit these ruins on the bottom as part of their recreation. (Submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Last Voyage of the Flyer image. Click for full size.
By Museum of North Idaho
3. Last Voyage of the Flyer
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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