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Near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gold Mines

 
 
Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. Gold Mines Marker
Inscription.   More than a century ago, Rocky Bar, Happy Camp, and a number of other South Boise mining towns flourished in a remote mountain wilderness 30 miles northwest of here.
Discovered early in 1863, they were so hard to get to that the could not be worked successfully for more than 20 years. But wealthy investors from New York and London finally put up enough capital that large mills and unground tunnels produced more than 6 million dollars. That gold now is worth more than 120 million.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 400.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 43° 18.408′ N, 115° 16.782′ W. Marker is near Mountain Home, Idaho, in Elmore County. Marker is on Sun Valley Highway (U.S. 20 at milepost 126) near Old Highway 68, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in
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this post office area: Mountain Home ID 83647, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Castle Rock (approx. 1.8 miles away); Goodale's Cutoff (approx. 1.8 miles away).
 
Gold Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. Gold Mines Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 677 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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