Image of Simon Map

The Simon Cache was uncovered on a terrace overlooking a small tributary of Camas Creek which flows into the Big Wood River on the big Camas Prairie north of the modern city of Twin Falls, Idaho. The Prairie is named after the camas plant, camassiaquamash, which was a very important food source for Native Americans. The location on a terrace provided a commanding view of much of the Prairie which may have influenced the makers of the stone tools to cache them there.