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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wallace, Idaho

 
Clickable Map of Shoshone County, Idaho and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Shoshone County, ID (60) Benewah County, ID (18) Bonner County, ID (9) Clearwater County, ID (37) Kootenai County, ID (24) Latah County, ID (6) Mineral County, MT (23) Sanders County, MT (9)  ShoshoneCounty(60) Shoshone County (60)  BenewahCounty(18) Benewah County (18)  BonnerCounty(9) Bonner County (9)  ClearwaterCounty(37) Clearwater County (37)  KootenaiCounty(24) Kootenai County (24)  LatahCounty(6) Latah County (6)  MineralCountyMontana(23) Mineral County (23)  SandersCounty(9) Sanders County (9)
Wallace is the county seat for Shoshone County
Wallace is in Shoshone County
      Shoshone County (60)  
ADJACENT TO SHOSHONE COUNTY
      Benewah County (18)  
      Bonner County (9)  
      Clearwater County (37)  
      Kootenai County (24)  
      Latah County (6)  
      Mineral County, Montana (23)  
      Sanders County, Montana (9)  
 
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1Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — "Big Ed" PulaskiThe hardened but humble hero of “The Big Blowup”
Strong and mature Edward C. Pulaski was just the type of experienced man the fledgling Forest Service was looking for in 1908 when he was hired. Pulaski left school in Green Springs, Ohio at age 15 seeking fortune and adventure out . . . Map (db m109993) HM
2Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — "The Big Blowup"In two terrifying days in August 1910, — nearly the whole of the Bitterroot Mountain Range was consumed in a fiery holocaust —
Walls of flame pushed by hurricane-force winds raced through the region, trapping fire crews, destroying mines, homesteads, and igniting towns. Much of the town of Wallace, Idaho was left in ashes. In the end, over 1,700 fires ravaged three . . . Map (db m110374) HM
3Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — "The Big Blowup"The Human Fight, The Human Price
Crews disembarking trains were a diverse group of laborers with little knowledge of the rugged northern Rockies and almost no firefighting experience. Many of their names are known, however many are unknown and their histories will never . . . Map (db m110375) HM
4Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — Hercules Mill
Built in 1911, the Hercules Mill towered 87 feet above the railroad tracks and fed lead-silver concentrates to rail cars. It was situated on the hillside north of the Coeur d'Alene River and served by Northern Pacific rail line entering Wallace. . . . Map (db m122977) HM
5Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — Historic Wallace South Hill Stairs
Stepping into History Nestled in a narrow mountainous valley with a booming population, Wallace had little place to grow except onto the hillside. The steepness of the south hill prevent roads from being constructed in a standard city block . . . Map (db m122829) HM
6Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — Pulaski's Trail
This two-mile trail will take you to The Pulaski Tunnel. There, during two days in August 1910, Ranger “Big Ed” Pulaski, in the midst of a raging inferno, saved the lives of all but 6 of his 45-man crew. The firestorm . . . Map (db m109992) HM
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7Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — Rossi Insurance Building
Erected as the Bank of Wallace 1890 Purchased by the First National Bank of Wallace 1892 Second story and turret added circa 1896 Purchased by Rossi Insurance Company 1917Map (db m122975) HM
8Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — The Great Fire of 1910
In August 1910, this area was ravaged by one of a series of huge forest fires which swept the inland empire at that time. Small fires had been burning for days in timber parched by a record drought. Despite the efforts of hundreds of fire fighters . . . Map (db m109956) HM
9Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — The Pulaski Tunnel Trail
Welcome to the Pulaski Tunnel Trail This beautiful trail offers a scenic, rewarding hiking experience and recounts the dramatic events of the “Great Fire of 1910.” The trail’s two-mile course ends at an overlook across . . . Map (db m109963) HM
10Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — 367 — Wallace
Founded as a mining town in 1884, Wallace became a railroad center in 1887 and the Shoshone County seat in 1898. Rebuilt after a disastrous fire in 1890, Wallace has preserved its pioneer mining heritage. North Idaho's 2,000,000-acre forest . . . Map (db m27170) HM
11Idaho, Shoshone County, Wallace — Wallace World War Memorial1917 - 1918
For Your Tomorrow They Gave Their To-day Bror Anderson • Lewis N. Bailey • Carl G. Beck • Braxton Bigelow • E.N. Carroll • Clyde Carson • Henry Carruthers • Thomas DeGroot • Norah E. Downing • Herschel V. Edwards • Lloyd A. Ellington • W.E. . . . Map (db m122974) WM
 
 
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Feb. 4, 2023