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Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Sawtooth City

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Sawtooth City Marker
Inscription. Gold discoveries on Beaver Creek in 1879 led to mining activity near here that summer, but major production was delayed until 1886.
By 1885, Sawtooth City had three saloons, two restaurants, a meat market, a store, a Chinese laundry, and assay office, a blacksmith shop, two quartz mills, a sawmill, and 80 or 90 construction workers building their town. Four more years went by, though, before miners there worked out a system to process their gold ore. Although 200 miners were employed in 1886, very little could be done after that. One disaster after another led to suspension of work there in 1892.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 364.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 55.237′ N, 114° 48.917′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 75 at milepost 167 and Beaver Creek Road (Forest Road 204), on the right when traveling south on State Highway 75. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ketchum ID 83340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Sawtooth City Marker
flies. Vienna (approx. 2.6 miles away); Salmon River (approx. 4.3 miles away); Alexander Ross (approx. 6 miles away); Galena (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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3. Sawtooth City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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