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Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Vienna

 
 
Vienna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Vienna Marker
Inscription.  Levi Smiley found gold on Smiley Creek in 1878, and E.M. Wilson discovered a still richer lode 8 miles above here near Vienna, on June 4, 1879.
Before shutting down in 1886, Vienna was a thriving mining camp with a $200,000 twenty-stamp mill to crush gold ore nearby. Miners here supported 14 saloons, 3 stores, 2 meat markets, a bank, a hotel, a sawmill, 2 livery stables, 6 restaurants, and in 1882, a newspaper. More than 200 buildings disappeared when Vienna became a ghost town shortly after 1900.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 235.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 4, 1879.
 
Location. 43° 53.436′ N, 114° 47.046′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on State Highway 75 at milepost 164 near Forest Road 0777A, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker
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is in this post office area: Ketchum ID 83340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salmon River (approx. 2.1 miles away); Sawtooth City (approx. 2.6 miles away); Galena (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Vienna Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Vienna Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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