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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. History of the Malad River (approx. 1.7 miles away); Woody's Cove / The Hagerman Valley (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Malad Springs Formation of Malad Gorge (approx. 3.1 miles away); Salmon Falls (approx. 10.2 miles away); Thousand Springs (approx. 10.2 miles away); Fishing Falls (approx. 12.4 miles away); Payne's Ferry (approx. 12.4 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.
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,171 times since then and 13 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.