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Near Murphy in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

War Eagle Mines

 
 
War Eagle Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
1. War Eagle Mines Marker
Inscription. For decades after 1884, most of Silver City's fabulous mineral wealth came from Upper War Eagle Mountain, which rises a vertical mile above here.
With lodes far richer than those found elsewhere, War Eagle miners fought a series of violent wars for control of valuable claims. Troops from Fort Boise finally had to intervene in one-armed clash in 1868. San Francisco bank failures ended production there in 1875 and thriving camps became ghost towns.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 380.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 9.518′ N, 116° 30.536′ W. Marker is near Murphy, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is at the intersection of Marsing Murphy Road (State Highway 78 at milepost 34) and Silver City Road, on the left when traveling west on Marsing Murphy Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murphy ID 83650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Gulch (a few steps from this marker); The Murphy School House District 14 (approx. 4 miles away);
War Eagle Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
2. War Eagle Mines Marker
This marker is on the left.
The Otter Massacre (approx. 4.6 miles away); Guffey Bridge Snake River Idaho (approx. 9.8 miles away); Steamer "Shoshone" (approx. 13 miles away).
 
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Silver City image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 26, 2017
3. Silver City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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