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By Michael Herrick, May 11, 2017
Three Buttes and Big Butte Markers
Idaho (Bingham County), Blackfoot — 436 — Big Butte
Big Butte Towering 2500 feet high, two over lapping rock domes form a 300,000 year-old butte that dominates this lava plain. After a hot flow of molten rhyolite (acidic rock) boiled up through older lava, a second rhyolite dome pushed up a . . . — Map (db m103820) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Blackfoot — 188 — Central Ferry Station
A log structure was erected one half mile north of this site in 1864, which served as a stage station. The Ben Holliday stages use it as a stopping place as did the freighters who passed this way. Mail was unofficially handled here for more than a . . . — Map (db m124480) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Blackfoot — 287 — Lava Formations
Molten rock, forced upward for 30 to 50 miles through fissures in the earth, has cooled into the hard lava found here. Continued pressure from below has made great cracks in the contorted surface. This lava solidified only a few thousand . . . — Map (db m108346) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Blackfoot — 428 — Three Buttes
Three Buttes Rising above this level plain of lava flows and windblown soils these high landmarks are recent additions to Idaho’s landscape. East Butte (farthest east) flowed up and cooled quickly about 600,000 years ago, while Big Southern . . . — Map (db m103818) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — Fort Hall
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the historic sites act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States . . . — Map (db m108309) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — 11 — Fort HallAn Indian Trading Post
First habitation in this region was built by Nathaniel J. Wyeth on Snake River 14 miles west of this monument July 15, 1834 and named for Henry Hall, senior member of Wyeth's firm. The original stockade, 80 feet square was purchased by Hudson's . . . — Map (db m124481) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — Newe'm Bo'ai -- "Indian Road"
This area was crossed by many trails used by the ancestors of the Shoshone and Bannock people. Some trails connected hunting and gathering grounds; others marked traditional ceremonial lands of the various Shoshone and Bannock bands. Among the . . . — Map (db m108542) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — Shoshone and Bannock TribesHistory Travels Through Fort Hall
(Three panels are mounted in a kiosk located near the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Museum) Panel 1: Shoshone and Bannock Tribes Before settlers came to this region, Shoshone and Bannock tribal members moved with . . . — Map (db m108545) HM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Memorial Honor Roll
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Dedicate This Memorial in Honor of the Men and Women Who Served Their Country in the Armed Forces of World Wars I and II World War I Volunteers Andrew F. Cutler • Joseph S. Cutler • Richard M. Creasey • . . . — Map (db m124482) WM
Idaho (Bingham County), Fort Hall — Shoshone-Bannock Tribes: Beyond the Reservation
The Fort Bridger Treaty of 1868 is among the most important documents created between the U.S. government and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. In addition to affirming the establishment of the Fort Hall Reservation, the Fort Bridger Treaty reserved the . . . — Map (db m108541) HM

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