Near Bellevue in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Wood River Mines
Mining quickly brought a railroad and prosperity. The Ketchum smelter pioneered electric lighting. Hailey soon had Idaho's earliest phone service and three daily newspapers. But lodes ran out and mining declined. Now these hills attract more skiers and actors than miners. In 1984, Clint Eastwood filmed his movie Pale Rider near here.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 154.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
Location. 43° 28.831′ N, 114° 16.264′ W. Marker is near Bellevue, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 75 at milepost 113) near Kirtley Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bellevue ID 83313, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Rialto Hotel (approx. 3.4 miles away); J.C. Fox Building (approx. 3.4 miles away); J.J. Tracy Building (approx. 3˝ miles away); Bullion Block Site/Werthheimer Building (approx. 3˝ miles away); W.H. Watt Building (approx. 3.6 miles away); Timmerman Junction Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 10.3 miles away); Magic Reservoir (approx. 12.8 miles away); Ketchum (approx. 14.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bellevue.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 606 times since then and 210 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.