SIA2857: Cleveland Hot Springs

Photographer:Roy D. Tea
Copyright:Copyright © Roy D. Tea
Date Added:2008/02/08
Location:Cleveland Area, Idaho

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These are the Cleveland Hot Springs by the Oneida Narrows & Bear River. The Bidwell Party camped just east of here on the Bear River on the night of August 13, 1841. The next morning they past these hot springs which James John mentions in his diary. “August 14th, - This morning we passed by a hot spring near the encampment. It is constantly boiling and smoking and is strongly impregnated with soda.” This author believes they past by the left side of the spring in the left center of the photo. There appears to be an old trail running by the spring. This trail was probably first used by the Indians and Mountain Men to circumvent the narrows.

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