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Burke in Shoshone County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Burke

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
1. Burke Marker
Inscription.  Lead-silver discoveries in 1884 attracted a railroad to Burke by 1887. Hundreds of miners lived there in a canyon so narrow that they scarcely had room for streets.
So in 1888, S.S. Glidden's Tiger Hotel had to be built over, rather than beside, Canyon Creek. Railroad tracks and Burke's only highway also had to run through this hotel. When a second railroad arrived in 1890, its tracks has to be laid in Burke's only street. No other hotel had two railroads, a street and a stream running through its lobby.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 426.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 47° 31.11′ N, 115° 49.506′ W. Marker is in Burke, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker is on Burke-Canyon Creek Road (State Highway 4 at milepost 7) near Shifters Hill, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6011 Burke-Canyon Creek Road, Wallace ID 83873, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
2. Burke and Marker
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within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frisco Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wallace World War Memorial (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rossi Insurance Building (approx. 5.6 miles away); Historic Wallace South Hill Stairs (approx. 5.7 miles away); Lead-Silver Mines (approx. 5.8 miles away); Willow Creek Slide (approx. 5.8 miles away); Hercules Mill (approx. 5.8 miles away); Wallace (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Burke, Idaho -- Western Mining History. The infamous Tiger) hotel was three stories, had 150 rooms, and was said to feed around 1,200 people daily. The Hotel had two major sections, the old boarding house built in 1888, and the large addition built in 1915. Five passenger trains passed through the building each day. The hotel was dismantled in 1954. (Submitted on September 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
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3. Burke, Idaho
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4. Tiger Hotel, Burke, Idaho
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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