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Near Wayan in Caribou County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Cariboo Mountain

 
 
Cariboo Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
1. Cariboo Mountain Marker
Inscription. Rising to an elevation of more than 9,800 feet, Cariboo Mountain -- visible north of here -- has two of Idaho's highest gold camps.
Jesse "Cariboo Jack" Fairchild discovered gold high on Cariboo Mountain in August, 1870, and a mining rush from Utah followed in September. Production continued for two decades before the gold ran out. Millions of dollars worth of gold were taken from the gravels during that long period of successful mining.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 433.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 58.627′ N, 111° 22.63′ W. Marker is near Wayan, Idaho, in Caribou County. Marker is on Wayan Loop Road (State Highway 34) near Wayan Loop Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3956 Wayan Loop Road, Wayan ID 83285, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grays Lake Valley (here, next to this marker); John Grey (within shouting distance of this marker); Tincup Creek (approx. 9.6 miles away); China Hat Geological Site (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Cariboo Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 21, 2017
2. Cariboo Mountain Marker
This marker is second from the right. Cariboo Mountain is visible in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 116 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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