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

Galena

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Galena Marker
Inscription. After Warren P. Callahan located a rich lead-silver mine here, April 26, 1876, thousands of eager treasure-hunters joined in a rush to Wood River in 1880
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. 4 miles away); Vienna (approx. 6.6 miles away); Sawtooth City (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Galena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Galena Marker
 
 
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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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