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

Oro Fino City

 
 
Oro Fino City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
1. Oro Fino City Marker
Inscription.   Commercial center of Idaho's earliest mining district in the great days of 1861. It flourished here for more than a year.
Pierce City was only 2 miles away but another town sprang up near some rich gold strikes. In its first few weeks, Oro Fino City had "about sixty houses -- more going up every day; nine or ten stores, more saloons that are needed, two smith-shops, two butcher-shops, three families and about five hundred inhabitants." --- But with the gold rush over, the place was abandoned. The deserted town burned to the ground August 10, 1867.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 156.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1867.
 
Location. 46° 28.653′ N, 115° 47.99′ W. Marker is near Pierce, Idaho, in Clearwater County. Marker is on State Highway 11 at milepost 28 near Fromelt Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierce ID 83546, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Pierce Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Murder & Vigilantes (approx. one mile away); Boom & Chinese of Pierce (approx. one mile away); Pierce Gold Rush (approx. one mile away); Gold Discovered (approx. one mile away); Chinese Hanging (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Pierce Courthouse (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierce.
 
Oro Fino City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 6, 2018
2. Oro Fino City Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 263 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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