Near Mullan in Shoshone County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
More than 5 billion dollars worth of lead, silver, and zinc—including more than a billion ounces of silver—have come from these camps. Old mines and towns at Burke, Kellogg, Murray, Mullan, Osburn, and Wardner can be reached from Wallace. First, visit the Coeur d’Alene District Mining Museum at 509 Bank Street to review the region’s mining development.
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department. Text prepared by the Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 421.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
Location. 47° 27.634′ N, 115° 44.144′ W. Marker is near Mullan, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker is on Interstate 90, 7.9 miles Exit 69 at Mullan, on the right. It is at a Historical Site pull-off with plenty of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mullan ID 83846, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Creek Slide (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Silver Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); 1910 Fire (approx. 1.2 miles away); Murray Gold Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); History of Lookout Pass (approx. 1.8 miles away); A Lost World (approx. 5.8 miles away in Montana); A wonderful Piece of Engineering: The Mullan Road (approx. 5.8 miles away in Montana); Join the Voyage of Discovery (approx. 5.8 miles away in Montana). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mullan.
More about this marker. A small yellow sign affixed on the lower part of the marker frame reads, “For Additional information about the heritage of Idaho, access the Idaho State Historical Society Website at www.idahohistory.net”
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Silver Valley, Idaho. “The Silver Valley is a region in the northwest United States, in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in northern Idaho. It is noted for its mining heritage, dating back to the 1880s. Silver Valley is a narrow valley about 40 miles (64 km) in length, east of the city of Coeur d’Alene. The (Submitted on December 12, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.