Ketchum in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
In the 1890s the smelter processed ore from mines as far away as Challis. After a decline in silver prices, Ketchum residents, mostly miners, began to leave. Ketchum soon rebounded. The city became a premier sheep-shipping center and a popular destination for tourists seeking to "take the cure" at area hot springs. On January 16, 1936, the area's future reputation as America's first world class ski resort began. Union Pacific owner W. Averell Harriman ended his search with a declaration from the Austrian
Erected 2005 by The Ketchum-Sun Valley Historical Society; City of Ketchum; E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691, Lewis and Clark Outpost No. 1805.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 43° 40.908′ N, 114° 21.784′ W. Marker is in Ketchum, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker can be reached from Sun Valley Road near East Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 491 Sun Valley Road, Ketchum ID 83340, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis Ore Wagons (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Congregational Church (about 700 feet away); Ski Lifts (approx. 2.3 miles away); W.H. Watt Building (approx. 11.4 miles away); Bullion Block Site/Werthheimer Building J.J. Tracy Building (approx. 11½ miles away); J.C. Fox Building (approx. 11½ miles away); Rialto Hotel (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ketchum.
More about this marker. The marker is on the back of the building, facing the Town Square.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.