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    Thomas Corrigan Park

    181 S Main St, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Corrigan Park is located in downtown Soda Springs, Idaho, on the north side of US Highway 30/State Highway 34. It is a pleasant spot to stop and have lunch. While there, you can visit the Galloping Goose and the Dinky Engine, two locomotives that have a part in the history of the town. Between...

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    Soda Springs City Hall

    9 West 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho

    This building was built of local lava rock in 1902. It is listed on the National Register of Historic...

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    Soda Springs

    200 S Main St, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Why Is It Called Soda Springs?

    The region around Soda Springs, Idaho, is very active geothermally. Early trapper and pioneer diaries are replete with descriptions of the strange geology in the area. The rocks for miles around were described as being of the “soda...

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    Sheep Rock

    1629 Soda Point Power Plant Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Five miles west of Soda Springs is a great stone bluff rising several hundred feet above the Bear River. This is the point at which the Bear makes its sweeping left turn, around the base of Sheep Rock, and heads back south toward the Great Salt Lake. Geologically, it marks the northern end of...

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    Presbyterian Church of Soda Springs

    109 South 100 East, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This 1895 Gothic style church is built of local lava...

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    Oregon Trail Park & Marina

    2424 U.S. 30 Scenic, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Here you can picnic in a place traversed by Oregon Trail travelers. The Oregon Trail, marked by white carsonite markers, heads up from Alexander Reservoir and crosses the road that leads down into the...

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    Last Chance Canal

    2120 Last Chance Ln, Grace, ID 83241

    Without the extensive networks of irrigation canals created by settlers of this region, farming as it now exists would have been impossible in this arid area. Residents created cooperatives to organize the use of the water, with families owning shares that gave them the right to irrigate their...

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    Hudspeth Cutoff

    Hudspeths Cutoff Rd, Bancroft, ID 83217

    This is a branch of the Oregon Trail. On July 19, 1849, Benoni M. Hudspeth, captain of a wagon train headed for California, and John Myers, the wagon train’s guide, decided to open a new wagon route to shorten the northern and more established route through Fort Hall. Instead of following the...

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    Hooper Spring Park

    1821 Government Dam Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    Free, clear sparkling soda water still is available in a beautiful Soda Springs city park located two miles north from the center of town. A prime attraction for more than 160 years, soda water from these springs was known nationally after rail service reached this resort area in 1882. W.H....

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    Henry Store

    3291 Idaho 34, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This old store in Henry, Idaho, was originally built as a trading post for Indians, trappers, and later gold miners from Caribou Mountain. Also known as Chester Store by locals, after one of the owners. The original building was destroyed by fire, and the current building was constructed in 1913....
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    Grace Fish Hatchery

    Fish Hatchery Ln, Grace, ID 83241

    Come watch newly hatched fish (fry and fingerlings), learn about fish reproduction and stocking, and maybe try your luck in a nearby creek! This fish hatchery was built in 1946 and supplies fish stock to southeast Idaho lakes, rivers, and streams. The primary fish produced in the hatchery’s 16...

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    Formation Springs and Cave

    2942 Trail Canyon Rd, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This preserve established by the Nature Conservancy protects crystal-clear pools and a unique wetland complex at the base of the scenic Aspen Mountains. The cold springs that feed the terraced pools and creek system deposit high concentrations of travertine (calcium carbonate), which gives the site...
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    Fairview Cemetery

    164 S 1st St W, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    This old cemetery is home to several interesting graves. The Wagon Box Grave is the 1861 burial site of an Oregon Trail emigrant family of seven killed by Indians and buried together in the wagon box from their covered wagon. You can also find a Morrisite headstone. The Morrisites were followers...

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    Camp Connor Site

    262 South 3rd St W, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    General Patrick Edward Connor, with California and Nevada volunteers, was ordered by President Lincoln to protect the overland travel routes in the West. (This is the same Connor who led his troops to slaughter upwards of 300 Shoshone Indians at the Bear River Massacre in January, 1863. Please...

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    Brigham Young Cabin Site

    199 2nd S St, Soda Springs, ID 83276

    A summer cabin was built in 1870 for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Church President Brigham Young. The cabin was used for many years as a stopping place for Young and other church leaders as they traveled through the area doing church business. The home was destroyed in 1944 in an attempt to move...