“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)

Lost River

Lost River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 17, 2010
1. Lost River Marker
Inscription. When its water is not diverted for upstream irrigation, Lost River flows past here into a sink 14 miles to the northeast.

Lava flows in the Snake River plains buried old channels of Lost River, Little Lost River, and Birch Creek. No longer able to reach the Snake on the surface, they went underground. After a 120 mile journey under the lava plains, water from Lost River eventually emerges through numerous large springs below Twin Falls, making up a small part of the Thousand Springs near Hagerman.
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 304.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 32.904′ N, 113° 0.487′ W. Marker is near Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 20 at milepost 265, 1.2 miles west of Van Buren Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Lost River Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nuclear Reactors (here, next to this marker); A Plain of Volcanoes (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prehistory and Recent History (about 300 feet away).
Also see . . .  Big Lost River - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 27, 2013.)
Categories. AgricultureEnvironment
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 27, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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