In this area are a group of springs
famous to Oregon Trail travelers, most
of whom stopped to try the "acid taste
and effervessing gasses" of the waters.
Earlier, fur traders often--less elegantly--called
the place "Beer Springs" after one spring whose
water tasted "like Lager Beer... only flat."
Another, Steamboat Spring, made sounds
"exactly resembling... a high presure steam
engine. Both springs are now drowned in
the modern reservoir, but others still can be tasted.