Near Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Successful prosectors discovered valuable lodes from here to Bellevue. Galena has a hotel, four general stores, a livery stable, several saloons and dining halls, a shoe store, and daily stage service to Hailey. After a ruinous decline in silver prices in 1888, its mines were shut down. But Galena continued as a recreation center.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 484.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 52.254′ N, 114° 39.27′ W. Marker is near Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is on State Highway 75 at milepost 152 near Forest Road 409, on the right when traveling south. 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 flies. Alexander Ross (approx. 2.3 miles away); Salmon River (approx. 4½ miles away); Vienna (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sawtooth City (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Also see . . . (Galena) History - Galena Lodge. In 1905 President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Sawtooth National Forest into existence. While silver no longer lured prospectors, other natural resources began attracting visitors. The Galena Store served as the last Wood River Valley outpost in the early 1900’s for the hunter and fisherman drawn to the “Switzerland of America”. (Submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.