Caldron Linn (Idaho)

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Cauldron Linn
Coordinates 42°29′45″N 114°07′47″W / 42.49576°N 114.12959°W / 42.49576; -114.12959Coordinates: 42°29′45″N 114°07′47″W / 42.49576°N 114.12959°W / 42.49576; -114.12959
Elevation 3,945 feet (1,202 m)
Total height 25 feet (8 m)
Watercourse Snake River

Cauldron Linn, or Caldron Linn, also known as Star Falls, is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho.[1][2]

Caldron Linn was a key site on the Astor Expedition, an expedition to the Pacific Ocean led by Wilson Price Hunt. The expedition attempted to canoe down the Snake River and had already lost one of their party to the river when they encountered the waterfall. The churning waters of the falls inspired the expedition to abandon the river and continue on land to the Pacific.[3][4] The waterfall was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 for its role in the expedition.[5]

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  1. ^ Northwest Waterfall Survey
  2. ^ Geographic Names Information System
  3. ^ Wells, Merle (September 2, 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Caldron Linn". National Park Service. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Caldron Linn Canyon". Idaho Department of Commerce. Retrieved December 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.