Shoshone Bear River Winter Home

Shoshone Bear River Winter Home (tmp-76cf2)

Location: Preston, ID 83263 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 9.162', W 111° 54.424'

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Massacre at Bear River

—Mo-so-da Kahni, “Home of the Lungs” —

Bia Ogoi - Big River


The Bear River — called Bia Ogoi or Big River by the Shoshone people — runs west and south through this semiarid valley, eventually emptying into the Great Salt Lake. The river and its many tributaries create diverse natural habitats, from mountain forests to valley grasslands to wetlands, providing a wide range of plant and animal species.
The site above was used by the Shoshone Indians as a winter home. It lies at the north end of the Cache Valley, a fertile swath of land that runs south into the Utah and is surrounded by 8,000-foot mountain ranges. Shoshone people called the area Mo-so-da Kahni, "Home of the Lungs." The geothermal activity and numerous hot springs here provided physical and spiritual rejuvenation for Shoshone families who used this site. One of those hot springs is located just southwest of here. (Marker Number 2.)
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:46pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425058 N 4667128
Decimal Degrees42.15270000, -111.90706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 9.162', W 111° 54.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 9' 9.72" N, 111° 54' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2852-2918 US-91, Preston ID 83263, US
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