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Near Pierce in Clearwater County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Oro Fino City

 
 
Oro Fino City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
1. Oro Fino City Marker
Inscription. Commercial center of Idaho's earliest mining district in the great days of 1861. It flourished here for more than a year.
Pierce City was only 2 miles away but another town sprang up near some rich gold strikes. In its first few weeks, Oro Fino City had "about sixty houses -- more going up every day; nine or ten stores, more saloons that are needed, two smith-shops, two butcher-shops, three families and about five hundred inhabitants." --- But with the gold rush over, the place was abandoned. The deserted town burned to the ground August 10, 1867.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 156.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 28.653′ N, 115° 47.99′ W. Marker is near Pierce, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on State Highway 11 at milepost 28 near Fromelt Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierce ID 83546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Murder & Vigilantes (approx. one mile away); Boom & Chinese of Pierce
Oro Fino City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
2. Oro Fino City Marker
(approx. one mile away); Pierce Gold Rush (approx. one mile away); Gold Discovered (approx. one mile away); Chinese Hanging (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Pierce Courthouse (approx. one mile away); Canal Gulch (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierce.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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