Wallace in Shoshone County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1890, Wallace has preserved its pioneer mining heritage. North Idaho's 2,000,000-acre forest fire was stopped here in 1910, and business buildings of that era survive in an impressive historic district. A museum in Wallace's restored 1901 Northern Pacific Depot, on 6th St., interprets the region's railway history. (Marker Number 367.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 47° 28.632′ N, 115° 55.999′ W. Marker is in Wallace, Idaho, in Shoshone County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 90 at milepost 61 near Silver Valley Road (Old U.S. 10). Touch for map. Located in the Visitors Center at exit 61, between Silver Valley Road and Interstate 90. Marker is in this post office area: Wallace ID 83873, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "The Big Blowup" (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named "The Big Blowup" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire of 1910 The Pulaski Tunnel Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pulaski's Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); "Big Ed" Pulaski (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lead-Silver Mines (approx. 9.3 miles away); Willow Creek Slide (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallace.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2010, by Lila Diller of Statesville, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 972 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on February 5, 2010, by Lila Diller of Statesville, North Carolina. 2. submitted on February 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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