Near Wayan in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Jesse "Cariboo Jack" Fairchild discovered gold high on Cariboo Mountain in August, 1870, and a mining rush from Utah followed in September. Production continued for two decades before the gold ran out. Millions of dollars worth of gold were taken from the gravels during that long period of successful mining.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 433.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1870.
Location. 42° 58.627′ N, 111° 22.63′ W. Marker is near Wayan, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on Wayan Loop Road (State Highway 34) near Wayan Loop Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3956 Wayan Loop Road, Wayan ID 83285, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker Grays Lake Valley (here, next to this marker); John Grey (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry-Chester Country Store (approx. 9.1 miles away); Tincup Creek (approx. 9.6 miles away); China Hat Geological Site (approx. 14.3 miles away).
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