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Near Cambridge in Washington County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Seven Devils Mines

 
 
Seven Devils Mines Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Seven Devils Mines Marker
Inscription. More than a century ago, miners faced a hopeless problem of hauling copper ore to this canyon for shipment to smelters.

They started with Albert Kleinschmidt's road grade down from their mine, more than a vertical mile above Snake River, and more than 30 miles downstream from here. After a steamboat failed in 1891, a railroad (now under water) was built past here to their river landing. That did not work either. Large ore trucks finally solved their problem in 1968.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 378.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 49.723′ N, 116° 54.212′ W. Marker is near Cambridge, Idaho, in Washington County. Marker is on State Highway 71 at milepost 2, 10 miles west of Camp Creek Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is 28 miles from Cambridge near Brownlee Dam. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge ID 83610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Brownlee Ferry (here, next to this marker).
 
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Seven Devils Mines and Brownlee Ferry Markers Along Hwy 71 image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Seven Devils Mines and Brownlee Ferry Markers Along Hwy 71
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,272 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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