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Idaho City in Boise County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Miners Exchange

 
 
Miners Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
1. Miners Exchange Marker
Inscription.
In 1865 John Clarsey started the brick building that was to house the John Clarsey's saloon.
In 1867 Mr. Clarsey added a new club room to the south side of the saloon.
On the north side of the building was the Vantine & Co. General Store. The store burned down in the fire of 1867 and again in 1871 when Idaho City had it's fourth major fire in six years. Vantine & Co. moved to the west side of Main Street for a time, but in September of 1871 G.W. Crafts, W.B. Vantine's partner who took over after Vantine's death, decided to build on the old site. By October 12th 1871 the new store was finished and open for business.
In 1876 the part of the building that had been the Vantine & Co. General Store was deeded to Boise County and became the repository of records and deeds. The location is noted on the deed as between the shoe store and the saloon on Main Street and back to the cellar of the lodging house.
The rest of the building has since been bought by Boise County and has been reconstructed as the Commissioners Room and other offices of Boise County.
This building is on the National Register of Historic Buildings in America.

 
Location. 43° 49.68′ N, 115° 49.968′ W. Marker is in Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County
Miners Exchange and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
2. Miners Exchange and Marker
The marker is on the right side of the building.
. Marker is on Main Street near Wall Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Main Street, Idaho City ID 83631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S. Senator Frank Church (a few steps from this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Idaho World (within shouting distance of this marker); Boise County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chinese Legacy in Boise Basin (在愛达荷城的华人) (within shouting distance of this marker); Boise Basin Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I.O.O.F. Hall (about 400 feet away); Pest House and County Jail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho City.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Miners Exchange image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 3, 2018
3. Miners Exchange
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 21, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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