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Idaho City in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Idaho City

 
 
Idaho City Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. Idaho City Marker
Inscription.  This roaring metropolis was founding early in October, 1862, about ten weeks after gold was discovered in Boise basin.

By the next summer, this was the largest city in the Northwest, with 6,275 people -- 5,691 of them men! Families followed, and respectable businesses, schools, libraries, good theaters, churches, and fraternal orders came soon. The town survived several disastrous fires and remained an important mining center until the war shut down gold production in 1942.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 186.)
 
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. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1862.
 
Location. 43° 49.001′ N, 115° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is on State Highway 21 at milepost 38,, 0.1 miles west of Lodgepole Lane, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located right in front of the Idaho City Post Office.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3860 Highway 21, Idaho City ID 83631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Idaho Territorial Penitentiary (approx. 1.4 miles away); Masonic Temple (approx. 1.4 miles away); George Kettler's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named George Kettler's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Masonic Temple (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Chinese Legacy in Boise Basin (在愛达荷城的华人) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boise Basin Museum (approx. 1.4 miles away); Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho City.
 
Idaho City Marker Across Hwy 21 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. Idaho City Marker Across Hwy 21
Idaho City image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
3. Idaho City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,353 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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