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Badger and Soap Creeks

Badger and Soap Creeks

Coconino Co.

Two small streams entering Colorado river about 10 miles due west of Lee's Ferry on north side.  Rise under Vermillion cliffs.

"Jacob Hamblin killed a badger on one of these creeks.  It was carried to another creek and put on the fire to boil.  In the morning, instead of stew, the alkalai in the water and the fat from the badger had resulted in a kettle of soap.  Hence the name."   Fish Ms.

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