Lava Hot Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 42° 37.190 W 112° 00.376
12T E 417476 N 4719090
Quick Description: This Idaho Historical Marker is located on the south side of US Highway 30, directly above the Lava Hot Springs Foundation and its pools.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2013 8:21:38 PM
Waymark Code: WMJP5Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 4

Long Description:
Lava Hot Springs

Long before white men discovered these springs, Sept. 9, 1812, Indians gathered here to use the free hot water.

Except where they found hot springs, pre-historic Indians had a hard time getting hot water. They wove water-tight baskets into which they put heated rocks. Here they had plenty of hot water for baths and for processing hides without going to all the work of heating baskets. This was one of their major campgrounds, especially in winter. After 1868, when they began to stay mostly on the Fort Hall Indian reservation, this spot lost its importance as a winter camp.

Marker Name: Lava Hot Springs

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See Long Description

County: Bannock

City: Lava Hot Springs

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Transportation Department

Marker Number: 13

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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Recent Visits/Logs:
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Markerman62 visited Lava Hot Springs 5/29/2008 Markerman62 visited it