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Oct 10, 2014 - Hagerman Fossil Beds Natl. Mont.
From the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument brochure: No other fossil beds preserve such varied land and aquatic species from the time period called the Pliocene Epoch. Over 200 species of plants and animals have been found at hundreds of sites in this park. Eight species are found only here. The Hagerman Horse, Equus simplicidens, typifies the fossil quality. Complete and partial skeletons of this zebra-like ancestor of today's horse have come from these fossil beds. Bluffs rising 600 feet above the Snake River contain these fossil...Jump to full entry
Oct 18, 2008 - Hagerman Valley
The Hagerman Valley forms part of the Snake River plateau and is an area rich in agriculture. Livestock ranching and crop farming commenced in the valley in the late 1800’s. The main crops are alfalfa, potatoes, corn and sugar beets. Numerous dairies are also found in the area (You just have to wif the air!) Unique to the valley are natural springs (known as the Thousands Springs) that gush from the steep canyon walls and valley floor which are thought to be the Big Lost River re-emerging from beneath the desert. Geologists estimate that...Jump to full entry
Sep 23, 2007 - The Best plan is to change plans for more fun
On the road again, and still making extra stops, We met another escapee member at the Caramela rv park and Ken suggested we check out the Hagerman Fossil Beds, a National freeway) which we like a lot better anyway. Especially since I-84 is noted for terrible winds and gusts that blows semis over. It also allowed us to check out another area on Hwy. 30 called Thousand springs. What a neat road to travel, saw lots we wouldn't even have known about. The fossil beds contain large concentrations of fossils including the most fossiled horses in...Jump to full entry