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Bear river

a river in NE Utah, SW Wyoming, and SE Idaho, flowing into the Great Salt Lake. 350 miles (565 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

But it was also about the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, threatened by the flooding of the Great Salt Lake.
Terry Tempest Williams Talks About Her New Book, ‘When Women Were Birds’ Susan Salter Reynolds May 21, 2012

Historical Examples

In the spring they came to Bear River, which flows from the north to Salt Lake.
Life of Kit Carson Charles Burdett

These are on the Bear River road, some two or three miles north of the city.
Across America James F. Rusling

The divide between the waters of Green and Bear River may be crossed at several points.
Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX Joel Palmer

Our general ride from Bear River, however, was hardly an enviable one.
Across America James F. Rusling

Up to our appearance on Bear River, we had got on with very few adventures, and considerable profit; but now came misfortunes.
California J. Tyrwhitt Brooks

Bear River was one of the places where Mrs. Redmond had planned to stay.
Amy in Acadia Helen Leah Reed

There is also some disagreement on the northern boundary of the Bear River group.
California Athabascan Groups Martin A. Baumhoff

Their day in Bear River proved to be a gala day of the town.
Amy in Acadia Helen Leah Reed

This observation is suggested by a night spent in camp near Bear River.
The Awakening of the Desert Julius C. Birge


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