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

Kellogg's Jackass

 
 
Kellogg's Jackass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
1. Kellogg's Jackass Marker
Inscription.  With a grubstake of one jackass and $18.75 worth of flour, bacon, and beans, Noah Kellogg came here prospecting in 1855.
Not far from here, his jackass strayed away.  Kellogg finally found his wandering burro grazing on a tremendous outcropping of galena on the hillside above Wardner, about two miles south of here.  Such was the discovery of the world famous Bunker Hill mine, which has produced over 28 million tons of lead, silver, and zinc -- and the end is not yet in sight.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 290.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 47° 32.766′ N, 116° 7.914′ W. Marker is in Kellogg, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cameron Avenue and Bunker Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West Cameron Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 899 West Cameron Avenue, Kellogg ID 83837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hercules Mill (approx. 10.4 miles away); "The Big Blowup" (approx. 10.4 miles away); a different marker also named "The Big Blowup" (approx. 10.4 miles away); Wallace (approx. 10.4 miles away); "Big Ed" Pulaski (approx. 10.9 miles away); Pulaski's Trail (approx. 10.9 miles away); The Great Fire of 1910 (approx. 11 miles away); The Pulaski Tunnel Trail (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kellogg, Idaho - Wikipedia. Kellogg is named after a prospector named Noah Kellogg. After nearly a century of bustling activity in the mines, including a history of disputes between union miners and mine owners, the Bunker Hill Mine (& smelter) closed in 1981, leaving thousands out of work and a history of lead contamination. Other mines reduced operations, as well. Since the mines have closed, Kellogg has been moving more towards a resort town... (Submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Motto of Kellogg, Idaho.
The motto of Kellogg, Idaho is "Founded by a jackass and inhabited by his descendants."
    — Submitted March
Kellogg's Jackass Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 9, 2018
2. Kellogg's Jackass Marker
3, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Kellogg, Idaho in earlier times image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bunker Hill Company
3. Kellogg, Idaho in earlier times
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 135 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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