Shoshone River

Formerly Known As "Stinkingwater River"
The Shoshone River is a 100-mile (160 km) long river in northern Wyoming in the United States. Its headwaters are in the Absaroka Range in Shoshone National Forest. It ends when it runs into the Big Horn River near Lovell, Wyoming. Cities it runs near or through are Cody, Powell, Byron, and Lovell. Near Cody, it runs through a volcanically active region of fumaroles known as Colter's Hell. This contributed to the river being named on old maps of Wyoming as the Stinking Water River. The current name was established in 1901 due to popular demand. West of Cody the river is impounded in Shoshone Canyon by the Buffalo Bill Dam, created as part of the Shoshone project; one of the nation's first water conservation projects. A number of hot springs along the Shoshone were drowned by the…
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Bird Watching, Sagebrush, and the Shoshone River
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Trail Through Sagebrush Down to Shoshone River
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Active Blue-Green Hot Spring Below Shoshone River Siphon
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Tallest Dam in the World When Constructed in 1910
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Construction of Buffalo Bill Dam, completed in 1910 six miles west of Cody, Wyom…
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The contact between the Precambrian igneous/metamorphic crystalline rock (2.6 to…
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From atop the dam, views down the Shoshone Canyon with Precambrian igneous and m…
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View of Colter's Hell & DeMaris Hot Springs, smell of sulfur (detraction?), trav…
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