In December, 1865, Idaho's Governor -- Caleb Lyon of Lyonsdale -- set off a wild rush to Diamond Gulch, visible a few miles west of here, with as story that was to good to be true.
He told miners in Silver City that a prospector had given . . . — — Map (db m110187) HM
District 14 was created in 1898 for the Guffy area. This was formerly part of District 9. District 14 encompassed the land between Walter's Ferry to the mouth of Sinker Creek and ran south (to) Diamond Basin. The original schoolhouse was built in . . . — — Map (db m110208) HM
Erected to the memory of the
Forty four persons ambushed by Shoshoni Indians either killed or scattered. Most awful human experience. Site ten miles east on Sinker Creek. — — Map (db m110210) HM
On September 9 & 10, the Utter Wagon Train engaged in a life-and-death struggle with attacking Indians.
The assault on the wagon train of forty-four emigrants led by Elijah P. Utter just north of here resulted in the death of six men, two . . . — — Map (db m110183) HM
Near here the Elijah P. Utter wagon train was attacked by Indians on September 9 and 10, 1860. The two-day encounter resulted in the deaths of eleven emigrants and an estimated twenty-five to thirty Indians. The forty-four member train was composed . . . — — Map (db m110184) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m110186) HM