Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Construction of a branch railroad from Montana to serve this mining area resulted in a production of $11,520,852 before a power plant explosion halted operations here in 1929. Old Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railway grades are visible north of here, and remnants of Gilmore, where current residents still preserve its heritage, remain from that bygone mining era.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 234.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 27.402′ N, 113° 14.472′ W. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 28 and Gilmore Road, on the right when traveling north on State Highway 28. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Viola - The Mine (approx. 10½ miles away); Brick (approx. 10½ miles away); The Back Door (approx. 10½ miles away); Wood Kilns (approx. 10½ miles away); Charcoal (approx. 10½ miles away); Preserve and Protect (approx. 10½ miles away); Once Upon a Time (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leadore.
Also see . . .
1. Towns, Villages and Populated Places - Lemhi County GenWeb Project. Gilmore was named for John T. Gilmer who was a partner in the Gilmer and Salisbury Stage Company. Its name was misspelled by the Post Office in Washington, in 1903, when they established a post office there. (Submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Gilmore, Idaho - Lemhi County Museum. On August 2, 2008, six interpretive panels were installed near the Gilmore Mercantile: two panels tell the story of the mining in the Gilmore area, two panels tell the story of the community of Gilmore, and two panels explain the history of the Gilmore and Pittsburgh. (Submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. There are six markers in Gilmore (see Links); someone should go and get them. • Can you help?