Place:Shoshone, Lincoln, Idaho, United States

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NameShoshone
Alt namesBottomssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16019956
Naplessource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS16019956
TypeCity
Coordinates42.937°N 114.408°W
Located inLincoln, Idaho, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shoshone is the county seat and largest city of Lincoln County, Idaho, United States. The population was 1,461 at the 2010 census. In contrast to the Shoshone Native American tribe for which it is named, the city's name is correctly pronounced "Show-shown," with a silent 'e'.

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Shoshone has long been considered the main railroad station in Idaho's Magic Valley region. The much larger community of Twin Falls to the south never developed a strong railroad presence due to the logistical issues presented by its location south of the Snake River Canyon. For many years Shoshone was the only Amtrak stop in south central Idaho.

A few miles north of Shoshone are the Shoshone Ice Caves, hollow subterranean lava tubes that stay cool enough for the ice inside them to remain frozen throughout the summer. In the days before refrigeration, this feature, coupled with the railroad, made Shoshone popular with travelers as "the only place for hundreds of miles where one could get a cold beer."

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