“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Oneida County Idaho Historical Markers

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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
Twin Springs Marker
Idaho (Oneida County), Holbrook — 282 — Twin Springs
This was a major campground in the days of the California Gold Rush after Hudspeth's Cutoff brought the trail by here in 1849 Except in wet seasons, there was no water for 22 miles to the east. Parties often had to travel late into the . . . — Map (db m124142) HM
Idaho (Oneida County), Holbrook — Twin Springs Historic SiteCurlew National Grassland
Twin Springs is an oasis amid rolling hills of sagebrush; or as the early pioneers described "an endless sea of Artemisia". Wildlife, birds and people are drawn to Twin Springs' still water and rich grasses. Indigenous people traveled this valley . . . — Map (db m124144) HM
Idaho (Oneida County), Keogh — 317 — Lake Bonneville
20,000 years ago, this land was under water. Not far to the north, you can see the old shore of Lake Bonneville. Formed in a basin from which no river reached the ocean, this became the largest lake in North America. Finally the lake rose high . . . — Map (db m32888) HM
Idaho (Oneida County), Malad City — In Memory of Benjamin Waldron1853 - 1914
Personification of the Spirit of Samaria - called "Uncle Ben" but those who knew him. Great pioneer, civic leader, humanitarian and booster. He held the distinction of being Samaria's first merchant, owned the only hotel, a butch shop, and ice house . . . — Map (db m140128) HM
Idaho (Oneida County), Malad City — 346 — Samaria
The Price family located on the present site of Samaria Feb. 10, 1868. A branch of the Church fo Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was organized Nov. 18, 1868, Thomas S. Thomas, President. Irrigation water was obtained from John Thorpe's Spring. A . . . — Map (db m140127) HM

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May. 27, 2020