Kiwanis Club of San Marcos

May...America the Beautiful...5/21/18

.America the Beautiful....Shoshone Falls, Idaho
          Shoshone Falls is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho, United States, approximately 3 miles northeast of the city of Twin Falls.  Sometimes called the :Niagara of the West,  Shoshone Falls is 212 feet - 45 feet higher than Niagara Falls - - and flows over a rim nearly 1,000 feet wide.
     Formed by catastrophic outburst flooding during the Pleistocene ice age about 14,000 years ago, Shoshone Falls marks the historical upper limit of fish migration (including salmon) in the Snake River, and was an important fishing and trading place for Native Americans.
     The city of Twin Falls owns and operates a park overlooking the waterfall.