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Soda Springs
East of Pocatello, Idaho

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Oregon Trail Marina on Alexander Reservoir

Oregon Trail Marina on Alexander Reservoir

Alexander Reservoir on the Bear River covers a stretch of the Oregon Trail and some of the springs and pastures that made it such a valued stop for wagon trains

Alexander Reservoir on the Bear River, near Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Caribou County Courthouse in Soda Springs

Caribou County Courthouse in Soda Springs

County Courthouse and war memorials, a scene typical of small county seats across the country

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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On the bridge next to Octagon Spring

On the bridge next to Octagon Spring

Octagon Spring and a little spring-fed stream, are in a park next to the town of Soda Springs

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Octagon Spring in the town of Soda Springs

Octagon Spring in the town of Soda Springs

The shape of the original shelter over this spring gave it the name Octagon Spring

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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The Soda Springs Geyser erupts every hour on the hour

The Soda Springs Geyser erupts every hour on the hour

This geyser is basically man-made. A well drilled in 1937 to capture hot water for a public swimming pool instead tapped into an underground reservoir of warm water and carbon dioxide. The well was capped and is now controlled by a valve and timer.

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Soda Springs carbon dioxide geyser

Soda Springs carbon dioxide geyser

Though arguably a fake, this geyser puts on a good show, fountaining fifty feet in the air for a full ten minutes. It is also very convenient since it erupts exactly on the hour - people begin to gather a few minutes early then leave once they have taken a few photographs.

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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Hooper Spring north of the town of Soda Springs

Hooper Spring north of the town of Soda Springs

An elaborate structure covers Hooper Spring north of the town of Soda Springs, now a small city park

Soda Springs, Idaho

Date photographed: July 26, 2014
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