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Malad Gorge

“The Malad River Canyon is 250 feet deep and 2½ miles long,”¹ making it one of the shortest rivers in the world. It is named for the “malady” that befell a large number of pioneering trappers sickened by local beaver meat in 1824.²

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¹ Visit Idaho, “Malad Gorge”: www.visitidaho.org/attraction/parks/malad-gorge-unit-thou...

² Twin Falls Times-News, “Hidden History: How the Malad River Got Its Name”: magicvalley.com/news/local/hidden-history-how-the-malad-r...

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Taken on August 5, 2007