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Arco in Butte County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Vanishing Landmark

 
 
Vanishing Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Vanishing Landmark Marker
Inscription. From this vantage point, you gaze across 25 miles of lava to Big Southern Butte. Early pioneers, following Goodale’s Cutoff from the Oregon Trail, used this land mark to navigate around the rugged lavas of the Snake River Plain. As a traveler today, you may have trouble seeing Big Southern Butte clearly due to the presence of air pollution.
 
Location. 43° 27.944′ N, 113° 33.348′ W. Marker is in Arco, Idaho, in Butte County. Marker is on U.S. 20. Touch for map. This marker is near the entrance to the Craters of the Moon National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: Arco ID 83213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Just Down The Road (approx. ¼ mile away); Get over it! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where's the Volcano? (approx. half a mile away); North Crater Flow Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Crater Lava Flow (approx. 0.6 miles away); Devil's Orchard Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Are We Loving Them to Death? (approx. 1.7 miles away); Just Down the Road (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arco.
 
Categories. EnvironmentNatural FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Big Southern Butte image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Big Southern Butte
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 676 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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