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

Idaho City

 
 
Idaho City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
1. Idaho City Marker
Inscription. This roaring metropolis was founding early in October, 1862, about ten weeks after gold was discovered in Boise basin.

By the next summer, this was the largest city in the Northwest, with 6,275 people -- 5,691 of them men! Families followed, and respectable businesses, schools, libraries, good theaters, churches, and fraternal orders came soon. The town survived several disastrous fires and remained an important mining center until the war shut down gold production in 1942.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 186.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 49.001′ N, 115° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Idaho City, Idaho, in Boise County. Marker is on State Highway 21 at milepost 38, 0.1 miles west of Lodgepole Lane, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located right in front of the Idaho City Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3860 Highway 21, Idaho City ID 83631, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grimes' Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); The Old Toll Road (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNatural Resources
 
Idaho City Marker Across Hwy 21 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
2. Idaho City Marker Across Hwy 21
Idaho City image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 20, 2009
3. Idaho City
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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