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

Canal Gulch

 
 
Canal Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
1. Canal Gulch Marker
Inscription. The fabulous Gold Rush days of Idaho began on September 30, 1860, when W.F. Bassett struck gold just about here.
E.D. Pierce, who knew the country, had led twelve prospectors, including Bassett, out from Walla Walla in August. After news of the strike spread, about sixty men came in and wintered nearby in spite of snow and Indians. Next spring the stampede was on, and by that July this just six-month-old county cast the largest vote in Washington territory.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 153.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 46° 29.544′ N, 115° 47.964′ W. Marker is in Pierce, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 11 at milepost 29) and Canal Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 South Main Street, Pierce ID 83546, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Pierce Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles
Canal Gulch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
2. Canal Gulch Marker
away); Oro Fino City (approx. one mile away); Murder & Vigilantes (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boom & Chinese of Pierce (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pierce Gold Rush (approx. 1.7 miles away); Gold Discovered (approx. 1.7 miles away); Chinese Hanging (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierce.
 
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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 50 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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