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Petroglyph Rock at Wees Bar, Idaho, USA

Wees Bar is a bar along the south side of the Snake River 13 miles south of Kuna, Idaho, USA and about 4 miles down-river from the Swan Falls Dam.  Wees Bar is named after James Lowell Wees who settled here in about 1879.  He built a lava rock home here in 1901 which is partially standing today (not seen in this image).  An image of the home can be seen here:

James Wees was a miner and farmer and is reported as saying there was enough gold at Wees Bar to pay of the USA's national debt.  A little hind-sight shows that clearly didn't happen.

The most notable feature of Wees Bar is the collection of over 90 boulders that contain ancient petroglyphs.  This is probably the most extensive display of petroglyphs in the state of Idaho.  In this image is shown just one of the many Petroglyph panels - one of the more elaborate ones.  Most of the boulders seen in this image have at least some ancient engraving on them.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19450x9725
Taken: 12/08/2014
Uploaded: 13/08/2014


Tags: petroglyph; idaho; snake river
More About Idaho

Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America.  Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States.  Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890.  Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east.  Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state.  Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA.  Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year.  There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing.  There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase.  Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American.  The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia

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