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Bear River
Idaho


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Sheep Rock rises above the Bear River

Sheep Rock rises above the Bear River

This is the point where the Emigrant Trail splits - keep right for Oregon via the Snake River, or keep left for California via the Humboldt River. It is located two miles west of Soda Springs, where wagon trains usually stopped to recuperate for a few weeks before continuing west.

on the Bear River, west of Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Tanner Canal Bridge over the Bear River

Tanner Canal Bridge over the Bear River

This is a branch of the historic Last Chance Canal. Together they provide irrigation water for the Gem Valley near Grace.

on the Bear River, east of Grace, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Last Chance Canal concrete arch bridge

Last Chance Canal concrete arch bridge

The Bear River is diverted through an 1800 foot tunnel leading to this flume and canal. The concrete arch, remarkable when built in 1916, no longer supports the aqueduct but has been preserved for its historical significance.

on the Bear River, east of Grace, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Potato fields at Niter Ice Cave

Potato fields at Niter Ice Cave

The Bear River Valley consists of basalt lava flows and a few cinder cones, mantled with glacial dust known as loess. The vehicles are parked at the entrance to a lava tube cave.

south of Grace in the Bear River Valley, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Inside Niter Ice Cave

Inside Niter Ice Cave

Pioneer farmers stored dairy products, meat, and vegetables in this cold lava tube cave near Grace.

south of Grace in the Bear River Valley, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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