2019 Wallace Visitor Guide

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Center of the Universe, by Lzzie Keitel

Lodging Dining Festivals History Museums Zip lines Mine Tours Breweries Skiing Biking Hiking Fishing Camping Snow machines Off-roading Shopping, and


the Center of the Universe

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Charm. Beauty. Wallace. Welcome to the little mining town of Wallace, Idaho. It’s a storybook kind of place, entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places, nestled among streams and rivers, deep wooded canyons and abundant wildlife. Our place in the heart of the World’s Richest Silver District, 1.25 billion ounces mined and counting, is a big reason why we are a national landmark. Visitors today will find four museums, underground mine tours, live theater, a host of dining, lodging and imbibing options, two microbreweries and unique shops --- and that’s just the indoors. Outdoors are a whole other story. Wallace is home base to Idaho’s only Hall of Fame Rails to Trails cycling routes, two ski resorts within 15 minutes, a 1,000 plus miles of ATV and groomed snowmachine trails, ziplines, great fishing, camping, big game hunting and world class hiking trails.

Plus there are special events and festivals all year long. And the Probablle Center of the Universe. Add in a reputation for hospitality and that we’re a host city for many conventions and gatherings, and it’s no wonder Wallace has been named a top destination by The Travel Channel, Reader’s Digest, True West, USA Today, MSN, Northwest Travel, Huffington Post, Budget Travel and others. Come see for your see for yourself. Turn the page, visit at wallaceidahochamber.com, or visit us in person. Find Wallace just off I-90 at at exits #61 and #62.


Heritage Tour/Attractions .....................4-15 Lodging & Dining Guides .................. 16-21 Play Outside ..............,,,,,,,,,............... 22-30 Investors in Wallace .............................. 31 Festivals .......................................... 32-33 History .............................................. 34-35 Famous Natives ................................ 36-37 Walking Tour .................................... 38-45 Events Calendar ..................................... 46

Time travels

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The Sierra Silver Mine Tour takes you on a guided tour of Wallace via trolley and one of a kind underground mine tour.

History lives in Wallace

Pedestrians can stroll at their leisure For the history fan Wallace, Idaho and learn the fascinating heritage of boasts a treasure trove of attractions. the town and its landThe entire city is listed entirely on the Nation- “Among the most marks. The first weekend of al Register of Historic historic towns in October the town celPlaces, and nearly the West.� ebrates that heritage every home and buildTrue West Magazine with a history festival ing has a storied past. featuring So much so guided Wallace was tours of recently historic honored by homes, True West re-enactMagazine ments, free as one of lectures the top ten and workhistoric shops. towns in the West. Wallace offers self Northern guided Pacific Railwalking road Depot tours of its Museum is the crown 1890s era jewel of Wallace’s architectural treasures residential and commercial districts.

Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

Hitch a ride...

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The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum is a great place to start your tour. The beautifully restored 1901 built chateau style railroad depot and grounds tell the town’s rich heritage through a series of interactive exhibits--all done with attention to style and accuracy. Find unique treasures in their gift shop and attend the museum’s multiple special events year-round. Open Seven days April 15-October 15. Weekends Nov. 1-April 14 (208)752-0111 219 Sixth St. npdepot.org.

The Wallace District Mining Museum is another

must stop for any history buff. Featured on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, the acclaimed museum tells the story of the richest Silver District on Earth. (And yes, we are still min-

...into our heritage

ing here). Over $7 billion in mineral wealth have fueled an even richer history of fortunes made and lost, labor strife, assassination of an Idaho Governor and visits he from sitting U.S. t n o ed Featuerl Channel’s Presidents. Trav ysteries at . Exhibits on M useum the Great Fire the M of 1910, a Smithsonian quaility life sized mock mine, theater, Dante’s Peak film exhibits, as well as an extensive digital research archive have led the museum to be named one of Idaho’s finest educational and Here's feedback fr research institutions. designer on two ad of museum’s yours. Take a lo The gift me know if this w shop boasts souvenirs, Dave would like to a large collection of ad it be 3.2 histories as should well as tall with full color. silver coins and bullion. Open year round. (208) 556-1592 509 Bank St. wallaceminingmuseum.com

See our restored Western Federation of Miners Union Banner from the 1890s mining wars

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Sierra Silver Mine Tour is one

of the region’s most popular attractions. Take a one hour 15 minute tour via trolley ride around Wallace and up to the Sierra Silver mine located one mile north of town. Go underground to this former working silver mine with retired miners as your guide. Inside the tour’s expansive Cedar Street ticket office, waiting area and gift shop, discover artifacts and souvenirs galore. Open May-October.


509 Cedar St. (208)752-5151 silverminetour.org

Nine Mile Cemetery

lies adjacent to the Sierra Silver one mile north of town on Dobson Pass road (Rt 456). Among steep hills and forest is this solemn city of the dead, with internees from the town’s beginnings in 1884 to the present. Sections for different religions and occupations as well as monuments to the firefighters who died in great blaze of 1910. To get there follow Sixth St. north past the Depot. Proceed under I-90. Look for the green 1 mile marker on the right. The cemetery is on the left.

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s 8 2019-20 nt as ing on mpleted 0. ance ed Oasis Bordello Museum ls 99 Take a peek inside one of Wallace’s ant as 2016-2017 35 longest serving houses of Sweater ill-repute. It Girl ffragette, Prize Fighter, ing ary on closed in 1988, (yes 1988). Eye-opening Wallace Swimming Pool tacular scene mpleted tional The Wallace Swimming Pool was (208) 784-01 guided tours. Three floors of historic arti0. constructed in 1939 funded by a WPA Pinehurst facts. View the beautiful murals on the ance al project under President Franklin D. sixteen miles walls, painted by Robert Thomed ipient off of I-90 at P as in 1993. A trip through the Roosevelt. The pool is listed in the 99 daho Inquisition in Wallace has played host to Presmile south to basement takes one back in National Registry of Historic Places Idaho” ts, movie time stars,when and revolutionand open for all to enjoy from excoriatJune four-way stop Wallace was a rary ing The mineCity owners . 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Sex in the Silver tacular moun Community Committee identified a the tract after Business Doing Pleasure. dNancy famous suffragette and philanneed for extensive restoration ofathe becoming rich Located in K ntal she arrived here as a nearly pist Awkright May Arkwright Hutton Maypool. restoration was com- Silver Moun mine owner herself). he cook. Hutton went on to run Hutton In 2007, full niless pleted for $265,000. Foundation grants, tee times, ca With new found ster November 7, miners. 1887. al boarding house for local service organization grants, fortune the Huttons enter-state www.silverm nin new husband May was larger than life in stature With Levi, Burke, Gem, Frisco, Black Bear, Yellow with stories of Bonanza andand Bust grants, pool fundraising events Wallace tained leading notables of theand all a the and personality, a powerhouse of filled a road conductor, she Dog—all legendary names of towns short drive up Burke Canyon Road Fish and wi numerous private individuals funded on the day, including President Teddyat Exit tually became one of the 62 off I-90 at Wallace (Idaho State Rte 4). North Ida $232,000 towards the project. Nancy aces. Roosevelt, Borahsee and On your way William up the canyon the mastsoriginal owners of the offer ntal Clarence She ran for apart by an abun May Arkwright Hutton sive ruins ofDarrow. the Frisco Mill, blown ules mine. Years of faithful O U R 3 4 T H Y E A R OUR 37TH YEAR for hunters, he Golf Courses Valley. the Idaho legislature in 1904. striking workers in the 1890s mining war, as enthusi ng their Burke Canyon door ister Shoshone Golf & Country Club, 11 November 7, 1887. The Huttons left Wallace in well as those still inhabited mining towns minpaid off bigMay in 1901 Two majo open to the public. Sixand miles west of of miles was when larger than life in stature alongside within a couple 1907 forriver Spokane, where May struck it rich. Levi was one the several moun take I-90 exit 54 and follow and personality, a powerhouse Wallace of a of each other. was instrumental in getting on the imprisoned in the e men for Rainbow, allace the first road, heading west, on the Spectacular views along the vote for scenery womenand in Washaces. acters mining south side of frequent the freeway. Drive to the Brook trout. with sightings of deer ington three years later. Sheand Elkelk, white-tail sproudly Guido presents ne Bardelli wars top of Gold Runthe Mountain for specabound whole seven mile Continueddrive p.37 to the Valley. there is also of 1899. once bustling town of Burke. Set in canyon 11 in so narrow that the mines, mills, rail, road The Coeu Two years later ouse and even a hotel had to share the same contains wild the Huttons ern thoroughfare. That hotel, the Tiger, made Westslope C were among the22nd July 5th-August allace ed on Ripley’s Believe or Not for having river Department and Wednesdays through wealthiest families acters railroad passing through the building. tions and inf Saturdays, p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. in the7area. All summer tickets are $10 ne The St. Jo rting Long before m productions in November, AllOther summer tickets are $10 reached by d herproductions great riches night Other in November, December, February and March in and also offe December, February and March May advocated ouse ome a Turner These rivers for the212 rights6th of the hern ch Street king, canoein ed on She was instrumental in the erdog. For those fast 6 effort to get womenWallace, the vote inID 83873 fishing, hikin All summer tickets are $10 enter 208-752-8871 o. rting are eight mo Guided Tours Other in November, own he published “A Taleproductions of the Modern 877-SIXTHST short distanc per person night December, February and March e The Oasis Daily: 10am-5pm ome To purchase tickets online and Bordello Sundays 11-3 operated ch Hours variable by season see production schedules visit 212 6th Street

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Cosmic Wallace

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The Probable Center of the Universe is a man-hole cover at the center of Bank and Sixth Streets in downtown Wallace. Commemorated 2004 with the tongue in cheek moxie this town is famous for, the designation is Wallace’s way of fighting back against federal over-reach. The town celebrates this bit of Wallace whimsy in September with a special rededication ceremony complete with Drum & Bugle Corps, courtesy gift replicas of 2004 Proclaimation and a toast right in the middle of Sixth and Bank. Don’t believe Wallace is the center of the universe? Locals say, “prove that it isn’t.”

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The Pulaski Trail

Trial & trail by Fire

installed in Wallace to guide visitors to the trail. Please note: the way to the trail passes through residential areas, so please obey speed limits and watch for pets and pedestrians.)


John Darrington, Mike Feiler, Wallace Mining Museum photos

Lush forest, gurgling Placer Creek and breathtaking waterfalls now cover what was once a hellish moonscape from the largest wild fire in U.S. History. This four mile round trip hike with interpretative signage commemorates the heroism of firefighters who risked their lives saving Wallace from incineration. The trail honors Ranger Ed Pulaski, who saved his crew of 45 men by shepherding them to safety. Featured on the Travel Channel, in the NY Times bestseller the Big Burn and PBS’ American Experience, the trailhead is located one mile south of Wallace on St. Rte 456. (New road signs were recently

Top: Ranger Ed Pulaski. Center: Trail interpretative sign. Bottom: Placer Creek along the trail.

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Wallace & Hollywood ATTRACTIONS

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Hollywood and Wallace go a backHeritage a long timeExhibition Mining beginning with 1920s This exhibit of mining equipera silent films and as the ment just west of the Wallace Visitor backdrop of major motion Center (I-90 Exit 61) pictures in the 1980s and is a free outdoor museum created 1990s. Wallace is also the by Mining Heritage, Inc. Although a work in birthplace and childhood progress, it is well home of movieland staron its way to becoming valued educational expeLana Turner. aMovies shot rience. The layout depicts the evoluin and around here include:

the BBC’s list of best 100 American films -- referring that has createdtothis museum it asoutdoor a “modern masterwith donations and volunteer labor. piece.”Memorabilia from Additional information on this project the film can be seen at the can be obtained Wallace by writing to and MHE, Mining RR Box 469, Wallace, Idaho, 83873. Depot museums.

Frivolous Sal (1925)

Center of the Universe The action scenes in Don’t miss standing the film Center the 1925atsilent wereof filmed in in the around the Universe, located themines intersecmills, StreetMine in downtion of local mining efforts from the tion of Bank and SixthWallace. Dante’s Peak (1996) tunnels, shafts and town Historic daysDante’s of hand tools to the modern Peak was flumes were feaWallace. techniques andfrom mechanization used an adventure film tured in this action Wallace by the industry today. Universal Pictures starring “epic.” declared itself Strategically placed interpretive Pierce Brosnan and Linda signage Hamilton provides shot largelyainhighly educational to be the Upper left: The movie “probabilisinsight intonearby what has Wallace and com-been a tedious, poster from the 1997 tic” Center of physically demanding occupation. munities. Released in 1997, Disaster flick Dante’s Peak, the Universe the movie depicts how a fictional Some hands-on exhibits add Dante’s to the starring Pierce Brosnan because it is Peak townexperience. (Wallace) getsAobliterated visitor’s brochureby isa and Linda Hamilton. filmed here. Below: A little malignant volcano of the samemore name.mean- the “Silver available to provide even LanaCenter Turner walking year thousands of Dante’s Peak fans Capital of the World.” The of up ing Each to the layout. Wallace’s Seventh Street flock to Wallace. Props from the film can be the Universe is a tribute to the mining Mining Heritage Exhibition, Inc. is viaduct. She grew up to be one of Movieland’s biggest at the Wallace District Museum industry the Silver Valley. aseen tax-exempt 501(c) (3) Mining organization stars in the in 1940s & 50s. She was born here Feb. 9, 1920 including the Dante’s Peak Museum sign and prop styrofoam “bricks” used in the disaster scenes. Dante’s Peak for sale at the Wallace District Mining Museum, The Northern Pacific Railroad Museum, and Sierra Silver Mine tour.

Heaven’s Gate (1979)

Heaven’s Gate, a western epic from director Michael Cimono and starring Over 30 Merchants withamong an others Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walkof Dafoe, Merchandise en,Eclectic Jeff Bridges,Mix Willem John Hurt and Antiques and Mickey Rourke, contains footage filmed in downtown Wallace. The United Artists film bombed at the box office when it was first600 released in 1981, helping to bankrupt Cedar Street • Wallace, ID that studio.(208) A director’s cut was released 556-0904 4369403-0428 in 2012, however, and that version made

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Cheer & jeer the Sixth Street players

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he Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater offer performances yearround, providing Wallace with live entertainment since 1983. Each summer the actors perform two different melodramas in July and August with other performances throughout the year -- including comedies and musical productions. The Melodrama performs in the renovated Kelly Building -- which has its own colorful past, notably as part of the Lux Rooms Bordello. It also is the only wood building remaining in the present day downtown that wasn’t destroyed by the 1890 fire. For more information and show schedules, visit sixthstreetmelodrama.com (208)752-8871 or 1-877-SIXTHST

Real Miners, Real Fun 32nd Annual CdA Mining District Contest • 4 Men’s Events • 2 Women’s Events • And All-Around Winners

Hard Rock Miners from CdA District, across the West & Canada compete for America’s richest mining contest purse

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The Mining Heritage Exhibition stretches over four acres of park and river front adjacent on the grounds the Wallace Visitor Center (I-90 Exit 61). The free, outdoor family friendly museum depicts the evolution of local mining through numerous hands on exhibits and new interpretative signs--inviting those of all ages to learn what it takes to wrest mineral riches from miles below the surface. Mining Heritage Exhibition, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization. It created this outdoor museum with donations and volunteer labor. Additional information on this project can be obtained by writing to MHE, Box 469, Wallace, Idaho, 83873.

Wallace’s free, hands on four acre outdoor mining exhibit educates and entertains all ages, year round

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Zip over to Silver Streak


ou’ll be screaming Bonsai! Geronimo! Oh My God! or equally exuberant exclamations once flying down Wallace’s newest adventure, the Silver Streak Zipline. The zipline offers 12 different courses. Each has “dual zips,” allowing the option of flying in the prone or “superhero” position with speeds up to 60 mph (or slower for the less wild at heart). It’s fun for the entire family. The zipline’s office and welcome center is conveniently located in downtown Wallace at 523 Cedar Street. Reservations are recommended; call

(208) 556-1690. Check their website for more information: silverstreakziplinetours.com Silver Streak Zipline photo

Treasure at Crystal Gold Mine

Just nine miles west of Wallace lies the Crystal Gold Mine & RV Park. Prospectors first discovered a gold bearing vein there in 1879 and mined it for three years before abandoning the site.

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The mine was lost for over a hundred years. In 1991, the then owner saw water seeping out of the hillside. Hoping it was a spring, he dug into the bank and partially uncovered the portal. In 1996 the site was rejuvenated as a tourist attraction. Visitors will see the smithsonite crystals that have formed on the walls, and quartz veins with gold and silver. Gold Panning included with tours during summer months. I-90 Exit 54 to the Miners Memorial, turn left (west) on Silver Valley Road for two miles. 208.783. GOLD goldmine-idaho.com

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Inclined to beauty

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Getting high has a whole different meaning in Wallace. Folks do it here by climbing our extensive and scenic stair system. Years ago, people climbed the stairs of Wallace to get from one residential street to the next on the steep south hills. Over the years the stairs became dilapidated and overgrown with trees and brush. In 2011, the City, volunteers, businesses and historic preservation groups joined forces to begin an ongoing restoration of the staircases. Several stairways have now been replaced or restored. Most stairways are 100 feet long and have 76 to 84 steps, including those with landings and benches. Stop at the Wallace Visitor/Welcome Center, Mine Museum or Railroad Museums for maps to the stairs. Lizzie Keitel photo

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The Blackboard Café features gourmet sandwiches, soup and salad for lunch and classic Italian dinner in the evenings. On weekends they also serve brunch. Not only is the food great, so is At the City the playful Limits Brew Pub atmosphere. and North Idaho They have Mountain Brew, blackboards brew masters that stretch put out some the length of of the region’s the restaufinest local beers A feast for the eyes rant, covered matched with a and the tummy at with hand varied lunch and drawn chalk the Red Light Garage dinner menu. pictures Open lunch and by local dinner, they offer Brewery tours, a full bar artists and quotations from world famous and more. A popular spot post ski, bike or foodies. Open from 11:am - 3 pm, lunch. snowmachine ride. Located 100 feet from Dinner runs from 5-8pm. In Wallace at the Hall of Fame Rails to Trails Trail of the 517 1/2 Bank Street 208-512-7553 Coeur d’Alenes at 108 Nine Mile Road. As in so many things, the tiny town of Wallace, Idaho punches above its weight when it comes to dining out. From classic burger and fries affairs to fine cuisine -there’s something for everyone.

Albi’s Steak House & Gem Bar is a Wallace landmark. Famous for their hand cut steaks, Albi’s offers a full dinner menu in an comfortable, classy setting. Re-opened, revamped and renovated this year after a long hiatus, Albi’s is winning back diners with top notch faire and service. Wine and Beer served in the Gem Lounge. Open 5-10pm Thurs.-Sundays. Located at 220 Sixth Street 208 753-3071.

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Enjoy Fine Dining at the Brooks Restaurant & Lounge

Fainting Goat Wine Bar and Tap Room (208) 556-5655, 516 Bank St.—is an elegant yet casual dining experience. Exquisite entrée and appetizer menus put it an intimate, welcoming setting makes

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Bitterroot Motel 60330 Silver Valley Rd, Wallace (208) 753-0001 Brooks Hotel 500 Cedar St., Wallace (208) 556-1571 Hercules Inn Front & 2nd Rd., Wallace (208) 556-0575 Jameson Inn 304 6th St Wallace (208) 556-6000 Lux Rooms 601½ Cedar St., Wallace (206)909-7472 Ryan Hotel 608 1/2 Cedar St (208) 753-6001 Stardust Motel 410 Pine St., Wallace (208) 752-1213 Wallace Inn 100 Front St., Wallace (208) 752-1252

2019-20 17 By the Way Campground 907 N. Division Pinehurst (208) 682-3311 Crystal Gold Mine RV Park 51931 Silver Valley Rd. Kellogg 783-4653 Lost Moose Campground 27706 S Latour Creek Rd Cataldo (208) 682-3555 Mullan Trail 725 River St. 208-744-1444


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The 1313 Club has about as diverse a menu as you’ll find in town. Appetizers, Mexican, Burgers, Sandwiches, Dinners and more. The 1313 has plenty of atmosphere with every possible kind of mounted game from Buffalo to Jackaloupe, and a virtual cornucopia of local and regional memorabilia. Open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, 608 Bank St. 208.752.9391 1313club.com

Casual fine dining at the Goat

Look for the space ship. It’s parked in the lot at the Red Light Garage on Fifth and Pine Streets. A must stop for youngsters or just the young at heart, their walls, halls, and ceiling are bedecked with every kind of road sign from across Pacific NW, along with camMake a great memory. Enjoy breakfast, lunch orthe dinner The Wallace Coffee House inside the paign memorabilia, musical instruments at the Silver historic 91-year-old WallaceValley’s Corner Hotel offers high powered Roadhouse.

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and every one of the America’s license plates. Best known for their Huckleberry Shakes, but enjoy classic burgers, a full breakfast menu and fully stocked bar. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. 208.556.0575

Find Mom’s Vintage Eatery four short miles west in Osburn. Huge helpings, friendly service and homemade pies all earned Mom’s the distinction as one Idaho’s best diners. 208.556.1668, Osburn, Idaho. The Hilltop Bar & Grill has been a treasured Silver Valley hideaway since the 1920’s Prohibition days. If you harken back to the days of roadside diners and honkytonks, the Hilltop is a must stop. Try the prime-rib special, honey whiskey wings, or fish&chips. At the top of the hill on old Silver Valley Rd in Kingston. 208 682-3408 Wallace is also home to three restaurants in hotels. A popular locals’ spot, the Brooks Hotel offers the classic diner experience. A dozen tables, friendly personable staff and complete breakfast lunch and dinner menu. Salad & soup bar, too. Open seven days on the corner of Cedar and Fifth Streets. 208.556.1517. Just off Interstate 90 at exit 61, the

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Trailside Café at the Wallace Inn is the town’s most accessible restaurant from I-90. The Café caters to the traveler and business person with a modern restaurant. Feast your eyes on the menu or views of mountain, forest or river scape. Open seven days 208.752.1252 thewallaceinn.com

The Historic Jameson Inn offers breakfast, lunch & dinner in the property’s beautiful 1890s era restaurant. Right across from the Northern Pacific RR Depot Museum at 304 6th St. (208) 556-6000

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Wallace brewed beer is the stuff of legend. It was in the aftermath of 1910’s Big Burn that beer came to the rescue. One third of the town was incinerated in the blaze, part of the 3 million acres burnt in 36 hours across the West. The fire had so polluted local water drinking supplies that authorities forbade anyone in town to drink anything but beer for three days after the flames were extinguished. With that history, brewing and consuming beer in Wallace is an honored tradition. Today Wallace brew masters mix top quality hops, barley and some of the sweetest, purest water into satisfying and awarding winning brews.

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NIMB’s motto is “brewing one great beer at a time.” Choose from ales like Baldy Blonde, Sunset Red, or dark Black IPA. Try their Pulaski Porter with hints of chocolate and coffee. The brew is named after one of the heroes of that Great Fire, Forest Ranger Big Ed Pulaski. (If you get real lucky, you might happen upon the local amateur brew club that meets at NIMB regularly). North Idaho Mountain Brewery is located inside the City Limits Brew Pub at 108 Nine Mile Road, 208-556-1120 northidahomountainbrew.com

Wallace Brewing: In a town famous for its silver mines, they claim beer is the new gold – and they’ve set out to prove it. The brewery pays homage to the town’s wild past, with mining and bordello-inspired monikers such as Dirty Blonde, Jackleg Stout, RedLight Irish Red Ale, and Idaho Select Light Lager. Taste them all in the Orehouse Tasting Room. And the Brewery isn’t just for humans. Canines are welcome as well. Find them at 610 Bank Street, 208-660-3430. Find them online at wallacebrewing.com. Or find their brews in

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1313 Club 608 Bank Street Lunch and Dinner 208.752.9391 Albi’s Steakhouse & Gem Bar 220 Sixth Street 208 753-3071 Dinner, 5-10 pm BlackBoard Café 517 1/2 Bank Daily Lunch & Dinner Brunch weekends 208.512.7553 Brooks Restaurant & Lounge 500 Cedar St. 208.752.8171 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner City Limits Brew Pub 108 Nine Mile Road Home of North Idaho Brewery Lunch & Dinner 208.556.1885 The Fainting Goat 516 Bank St. Lunch & Dinner May-September (208)556-5655 The Pizza Factory 612 Bank 208.753.9003 Lunch & Dinner

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Harvest Foods 800 Bank St. 208.752.1233 On the Go Full Service Deli & Bakery Jameson Inn Restaurant Saloon 304 6th St (208) 556-6000 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner The HillTop Bar & Grill 41845 SIlver Valley Rd. Kingston. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(208) 682-3408 Mom’s Vintage Eatery 713 E Mullan Ave. Osburn Breakfast, Lunch & DInner 208.556.1668 Red Light Garage 302 5th Street 208.556.0575 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Trailside Café @ Wallace Inn Breakfast, Lunch and Banquets (all year). Dinner (May-Oct) 208.752.1252 Wallace Coffee House Sixth & Cedar Sts. Espresso, coffees, teas, sandwiches, baked goods 208.556.5011 The Metals Bar 514 Cedar Pizza & appetizers 208 752-5213

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trestles as high as 230 feet along Loop Creek canyon within the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains. The best part is it’s all downhill with a gentle 1.6 percent average grade that drops 1,000 feet over the 15-mile length. Shuttle buses are available to transport bikes and bikers back to the top. Everyone from young children to seniors can enjoy the trail and its numerous historical and interpretive signs. Wildlife sightings of moose, elk and deer are a frequent treat. Get rail passes, shuttle tickets, mountain bike rentals, souvenirs and picnic at Lookout Pass Ski Area, located adjacent to I-90 at the Idaho/Montana border 12 miles east of Historic Wallace. Equipment reservations are recommended. The Route of the Hiawatha Trail is open daily from late May to late Spetember, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT.

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The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is

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one of the most spectacCoeur ular and popular trails d’Alenes in the western United States. (Start the trail in Mullan or in Wallace at Sixth Street under the I-90 freeway). Find over 70 miles of well-maintained asphalt that spans the Panhandle of Idaho as it runs along rivers, beside lakes, and through the small towns of the Silver Valley. The trail has a gentle grade and smooth surface---- along with 20 developed trailheads and 17 scenic waysides with picnic tables and benches. Find 36 unique bridges and trestles that Photo credits: Nick Lake, Trail of the CdAs, Visit Idaho cross mountain creeks, whitewater rivers and tranquil lakes. Wildlife is abundant. Moose, deer, elk, black bear, bald eagles, osprey, herons, otters, beavers and waterfowl make the adjacent river, lake, forest and marshland their home. The trail also accesses several points of interest in Wallace including the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot and the Cataldo Mission For more Information including detailed maps: Coeur d’Alene Tribe Trail Manager (208) 686-7045, State Trail Manager(208) 682-3814 or visit online at parksandrecreation.idaho.gov and friendsofcdatrails.org. Maps are also available at the Wallace Visitor Center.

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North Fork/Murray/Prichard/Kingston/Enaville

Forest, mountain pass and scenic river await travelers driving north on Wallace’s Sixth Street which becomes Dobson Pass Road (Rte. 456). The route “Ts” at Forest Service Road 9. Head west and follow the road along river to Enaville and Kingston. Roll east at the “T” and discover the historic communities of Prichard and Murray. Many picnic areas and campgrounds can be found, especially along the river. Once in Murray visit the old gold mining camp’s famous cemetery, Bedroom Goldmine, Sprag Pole Restaurant and Museum.

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Idaho’s oldest extant building, the Old Cataldo Mission stands on a hill 30 miles west of Wallace along Interstate 90. Begun in 1850 by Jesuit Priests and members of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the entire 90ft. by 40ft. and 30ft. high building was hand built and carved. Now the site of a state park/interpretive center, and HQ for the Trail of the CdAs. Open year round. 208-682-3814 parksandrecreation.idaho.gov


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ve north on Dobson ad travelers to Walne Mile Cemetery. om every American Civil War onward as nts commemorating 0 fire can be found

Historic Mining Towns

See the legendary mining towns of Burke, Black Bear, Yellow Dog, Frisco and Gem, still inhabited today as well as spectacular views of mountain, forest and canyon creek. Spy the massive ruins of the Frisco mill, destroyed in the 1890s mining wars, as well as deer, elk and other wild life. (Take exit #62 at I-90 in Wallace seven miles north to Burke).

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Legendary fishing on the St. Joe River will greet travelers headed to the towns of St. Maries and Avery and east into Montana. In winter enjoy over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails near Avery, too. The towns can be accessed either via Moon Pass from Wallace’s King St. (closed in Winter to motorists, but open to snow machines via groomed trail) or via I-90 at the Kingston exit following State Route 3, the White Pine Scenic Highway. Drive past the series of chain lakes before coming to St. Maries. Full services including dining, lodging and fuel are available year-round in both towns. The U.S. Forest Ranger District Office at Avery (208)245-4517 has brochures on trails and campgrounds in the area.

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Idaho’s Oldest standCoeur d’Alene River at Cataldo & Cataldo Mission ing building is Cataldo Mission. Located 30 miles west of Wallace just off Interstate 90, the Cataldo Mission offering stunning views both inside and out. Erected in 1853 by Jesuit missionaries and NaHub Lake tive Americans from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the completely restored mission building and adjacent Hidden Falls state park and interpretative center are a must stop for any traveler and shutterbug. Open year round. (208)682-3814 parksandrecreation.idaho.gov From river to alpine lakes & hidden cascades, our mountains meet forest & water for a marriage of breath taking beauty & outdoor adventure.



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Spring time on the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in Wallace. Fishing on the St. Joe Near Avery North Idaho and the Silver Valley offer an abundance of fish and wildlife for hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Two major river drainages and several mountain lakes provide fishing for Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, and Brook trout. Hunters can bag plentiful elk, white-tailed deer, and black bear; there is also a limited season on wolves. The Coeur d’Alene River system contains wild trout, both Rainbow and Westslope Cutthroat. The St. Joe River system can be reached by driving south from Wallace and also offers excellent fishing. Check the Idaho

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Golfers have three gorgeous options to hit the links in the Silver Valley. The Shoshone Golf & Country Club public course is six miles west of Wallace. To get there, take I-90 to exit 54 and follow the first road, heading west, on the south side of the freeway. Drive to the top of Gold Run Mountain for spectacular scenery and outstanding golf. (208) 784-0161.

Pinehurst Golf Course, Pinehurst. Located Sixteen miles west of Wallace. Take exit #45 off of I-90 at Pinehurst and drive one mile south to the club house, turn left at the four-way stop sign. The club house is on the right, just past the bank. (208) 682-2013 Galena Ridge Golf Course, at Silver

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Some of the Northwest’s deepest powder, abundant snow-covered trails and seemingly limitless uncrowded back country make winter a real wonderland here. Enjoy alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, tubing and even ice fishing for whitefish. You can ski Lookout Pass and Silver MounSnow machine Nirvana tain ski resorts from November through April. Lookout is one of the first ski runs to open each winter in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, last winter Lookout received nearly 500 inches and Silver over 400 inches of the white stuff. Both mountains are groomed, but the powder enthusiast can often find uncut trails and spring “corn snows” that are very skiable. Each resort is within a 15 minute drive of Wallace.

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Snowmobiling trails are groomed from mid-December until early March. Fourteen trails are available ranging from 12 to 65 miles in length. Snowmobiling is allowed on the streets of Wallace (weather and snowpack permitting).

Snowmobile information: Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District at (208) 783-2363 or Idaho Parks & Recreation, (208) 682-3814. Trail information available at the Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce. For snowmobile road conditions in Wallace please

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Kellogg and Wallace boast plenty of ways to beat summer heat. Ride on North America’s longest gondola into cool mountain air and ride down Silver Mountain’s top rated Bike Park trails. Even better

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stay at the resort’s Morning Star Lodge and enjoy their Water Park as an amenity. Take your pick of fun choices: float the Lazy River, play on Minor’s Island, hop on one of the tube slides for a wild ride, and visit the main attraction — Silver Rapid’s FlowRider continuous surf wave. Visit their website to take a 3600 virual tour. The Lodge also offers summer adventure packages for all summer activities including river rafting, biking, golfing, fishing, disc golf, tennis, geocaching, ATV adventures, and kids activities. Info: 208.783-1111, ext 8247 silvermt.com. Groups rates and special rentals available.


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Entrepreneurs have discovered Wallace. In just the last few years several have purchased historic buildings and have either taken over long established businesses, or started new ones. Please contact us at the Chamber 208 753-7151 (director@wallaceidahochamber. com) if you are interested in making a move as well. Here’s a partial list of recent investors: Grey Ghost Armory – the very latest entrepreneur to settle in Wallace. Grey Ghost has multimillion-dollar contracts with the Department of Defense, manufacturing specialized arms and protective gear. The company is now remodeling one of our historic buildings and plans to open its showroom Summer 2019. Gravis Tech—Proprietors Sera White and Greg Bosen’s high tech firm has an impressive nationwide clientele, as well as strong Idaho customer base. Moving to Wallace from Idaho Falls in 2015, Gravis Tech has been steadily hiring and growing its business. Blackboard Café/Fox & Hare Mountain Wear. Proprietors Rob & Luanne Wuerfel successful restaurant gets rave reviews. Their outdoor wear and sports equipment store took over an empty store front in 2018. Wallace Coffee House – Proprietors Jeremy and Katie Watterson purchased the business in 2016 and have since purchased and leased other businesses here. They young family hails from Missoula. Fainting Goat – Randy and Cheri Julin retired from their Washington aeronautics company several years ago. In 2015 they re-opened the Goat. It is a seasonal business with an extensive wine selection, tap room and gourmet faire. World Class Rocks Silver Corner Bar & Lux & Gems from across Rooms– Proprietors Mathias and Jocelyn Bachman purthe globe. chased their historic building Collectibles - Books in 2017. They completely renJewelry - Idaho Star Garnets ovated the bar and boutique On site jewelers, who can cut and hotel. The young Seattle polish the finest stones, and clean couple have been doing your jewelry while you shop strong business since opening in June 2018. Harvest Foods – Jeff & A little bit of something for the whole family Vicki McCleod purchased the town’s grocery store in 2016, giving it a major makeover with expanded service and selection. 1313 Club – Proprietors Keith Dary and Heidi Simpson Lee formerly of Flagstaff, purchased the landmark Wallace 524 Bank Street bar & restaurant in 2017. Wallace, Idaho They’ve also since opened a 208 556-0983 vacation/meeting space rentjohnsonsgems.com al in downtown above the restaurant, The Loft on Bank. At At the the Center Center of of the the Universe Universe


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Iron Riders Commemorative Ride: June 7-8 In June of 1897 Buffalo Soldiers from Ft. Missoula ventured on an epic 1,900 mile transcontinental bicycle ride from Montana to St Louis. Re-Enactors will honor their service in a special ride on the Hiawatha. Ridethehi-

more details on all these events visit our Wallace Idaho Chamber Facebook page or website, wallaceidahochamber.com or call (208)753-7151

Depot Day Car Show May Wallace kicks off the Summer Festival Season with Depot Day. Mix hundreds of classic cars on display all over Wallace Streets, vendor booths, kids’ events, a beer garden featuring local micro brews as well as live music, real dancing in the streets and yes, more. (208) 752-0111 npdepot.org

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Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 12-16. It’s BBQs, a radiothon, a carnival with midway rides and concessions right smack in the middle of Wallace -- all capped off with the Lead Creek Derby Saturday afternoon. Win a pot of cash if you guess correctly how long it takes a giant multicolored leather ball to bob down the river from Mullan to Wallace. Folks line the river the entire seven mile route. All pro-

Statehood Parade July 3. Ring in Idaho and America’s birthdays with a big Depot Day Car Show parade down May the town’s main drag. Wallace Blues Festival July 12-14. This is one not to miss. Bluesmen, (and women) from around the country draw huge crowds, packing Wallace, partying and dancing in the streets. New this year special shuttles from Coeur d’Alene. wallaceblues.com

Boxing at the Center of the Universe July 20. The Silver Valley tradition of producing world class pugilists continues. Amateur boxers square off in the ring in the center of downtown Wallace streets. Spokane Boxing Facebook & wallacechamber.com

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Art N Gardens July 20. Stroll through Wallace’s historic residential district to view creations of both artists and nature.

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32nd Annual Coeur d’Alene Mining District Contest Aug. 3. Snow Machine Grand Prix & It’s America’s Extreme richest mining Ski-Jor contest purse in the World’s Richest Silver District. The real deal, with Presidents’ Day Weekend professional hard rock miners competing for pride and cash prizes. Plus contests and prizes for the kids, BBQ and more. Gene Day Park, Osburn. Wallace Chamber

ebrate the anniversary of the 2004 Mayor’s Proclaimation with toasts, Drum & Bugle Corps Salute, reading of the Proclaimation and guest dignitaries -- including the last stoplight on I-90. Fall for History October 3-6. A gala celebration of Wallace’s history and its designation as entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, live theater reenactments and more. Retro Christmas Dec. 6-7 & 13-14.

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Accordion Jubilee Aug. 10-11. Players from around the country flood Wallace for another dancing in the streets event. Nothing says fun like an accordion. Jamie Bak-

Wallace Huckleberry JeepFest & Fun Run Aug. 16-17

Paw Parade December

Enjoy lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, Wallace JeepFest Hucklethe Winter Walk, gingerbread berry Festival & 5K Fun Run contest, night time Light and August 16-17. A Jeep Jamboree daytime Paw parades and downand Festival sponsored by Dave town merchants specials. Smith Motors and celebration Mullan/Wallace Winter Motor of all things Huckleberry. Live Sports Carnival & Wallace Pooches march in the Retro music, dancing in the streets, Christmas Festival’s Paw Extreme Ski-Jor, Presidents Day Parade. Held the first two raffles, Huckleberry pancake weekends in December. Weekend February 2020 In Walbreakfasts, street vendors, lace watch Extreme Ski-Jor. It’s kids’ activities on the depot ATVs towing skier and snowboarders down lawn, a dunk tank plus a 5K walk and run. Wallace streets. In Mullan Snowmobile and 208.290.7183 hwmg83873@gmail.com Motorized Snowbike racers compete in two Under the Freeway Flea Market SepGrand Prix Style Events. (Weather dependent) tember 1-3. Hundreds of vendors ply their SkiWallace Facebook. Silver Valley Grand Prix Face wares in the protected open air space under- Book, Mullan Trail Gas & Grocery 208.744.1444 neath I-90 and on the Depot Grounds. Plus Craft Beer Pub Crawl April, 2020: Wallace live music, kids’ games and more. Stroll from celebrates Idaho Craft Beer Month with booth to booth and enjoy river, mountain dozens of Northwest craft brews in a dozen and town scape. (208)752-0111 npdepot.org downtown venues. Souvenir glasses, trolley Center of the Universe Re-dedication rides, live music and loads of fun. Sept. 21. A pure Wallace style event. CelPhoto credits: Mike Feiler, Visit Idaho, MRP Racing er at 208.556.0575 or 509.435.3005

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allace, the stately Idaho is buildings of America’s only the downcity entirely town historic listed on the commercial National Regisdistrict. ter of Historic Those Places. riches also The driving fueled two 19th century miners in the Coeur d’Alenes violent labor force behind that history is conflicts—the the region’s result of which mineral wealth. Since 1884 over 1.25 was the blowing up of mills, trains, mass billion ounces of silver have been mined arrests and the assassination of an Idaho here. governor. (1892-1905) One mine alone here—the Sunshine— Wallace’s history is also entwined in the has produced more silver than the entire nature surrounding it. Perhaps the most Comstock Lode in Nevada. This place is significant natural event was the Great literally the richest silver district on the Fire of 1910 -- still the planet, or as largest land fire in U.S. f o ry to is gh wild, rollickin we say “The history. It burnt 3 milallace has a aking labor, overnight re rSilver Capital lion acres in 36 hours o kb b ac , b g literal amblin d lost, war, g visits and an of the World.” including a third of e ad m es ential fortun stars, Presid (And yes we Wallace, e vi o m s, lo del ion. at in ss are still mining and claimed sa as political here, with hard 80 lives. working men Teddy and women Roosevelt, suppling the who had minerals that visited make 21st Wallace Century comin 1903, munications, used that transportation, sacrifice of energy and men and Wallace’s 1903 visit from U.S. President material to other aspects Teddy Roosevelt of modern life cement the possible). mission of the US Forest Service to preserve That wealth has driven the story and protect our nation’s forests. of Wallace, built the grand homes and The main reason however behind


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Wallace’s National Register designation is Interstate 90. In 1967 Federal and State govts wanted to pave over the town to build the freeway. But the town fought back and held up the project in court for 17 years. By 1986 city fathers and mothers had quietly put every building in the downtown on the National Register. It was a major precedent for the National Preservation Act, and forced construction of a $43 million bypass. Fall for History Festival in October Today Wallace celebrates its colorful past in the most colorful time of the year, October’s 3-6 Fall For History Festival, with tours of historic homes and churches, speakers, historic enactments, plays and more. It’s all part of the many attractions here that continue to draw both visitors and

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transplants to Wallace: safe, walkable streets, charming old town and complete services -- right on the doorstep to wilderness and nearly limitless outdoor recreation. To learn more of our history, visit our museums and/or the history section of our website at wallaceidahochamber.com. And to become part of our present, just contact us: Historic Wallace, Idaho Chamber of Commerce 208-753-7151 director@ wallaceidahochamber.com

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Wallace has played host to Presidents, movie stars, and revolutionaries. Here are a few native sons and daughters that rose to fame.

May Awkright Hutton is one of the

most colorful characters to come out of the Coeur d’Alenes. A world famous suffragette and philanthropist she arrived here as a nearly penniless cook. Hutton went on to run a local boarding house for miners. With new husband Levi, a railroad conductor, she eventually became one of the eight original owners of the Hercules mine. Years of faithful mining their Burke Canyon claim paid off big in 1901 when they struck it rich. Levi was one of the men imprisoned in the mining wars of 1899. Two years later the Huttons were among the wealthiest families in the area. With new found fortune the Huttons

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entertained leading notables of the day, including President Teddy Roosevelt, William Borah and Clarence Darrow. The Huttons left Wallace in 1907 for Spokane, where May was instrumental in getting the vote for women in Washington three years later. She was the first female delegate to the National Democratic Convention (1912). The Huttons never forgot their humble beginnings though, and remained supporters of charities and causes throughout the region until their deaths, leaving much of their fortune to worthy causes.

Guido Bardelli, the Wild Bull of Burke. The Silver Valley has a long history of boxing champs — Herb Carlson, Nor-

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Famous from Wallace man and Leonard Walker and World Boxing Hall of Famer Guido “Young Firpo” Bardelli, “the Wild Bull From Burke.” Bardelli — a miner with movie star looks — dominated boxing rings from California to Montana through the 1920s and 1930s. He called himself Firpo, but reporters nicknamed him the “Wild Bull” for the way he charged his opponents at the sound of the first bell. As reporters wrote of Bardelli in 1937, “There’s only one Young Firpo on Earth. No other battler, anywhere, fights as he does.” One writer noted he punched as though the entire Idaho winter was behind him, knocking men out so cold that people feared them dead. Bardelli was posthumously inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame in 2008.

That boxing tradition continues today. You can catch USA Boxing sanctioned live amateur boxing here as young fighters from around the Northwest compete in regular bouts in Wallace. Visit wallaceidahochamber.com or usaboxing.org for details.

Lana Turner: Wallace was the

childhood home of Hollywood starl Lana Turner. She was born Feb. 9, 1920 at the local Providence Hospital. Turner’s family had a home at 217 Bank Street, which still stands today. The Turners left Wallace for San Fransisco when Lana was six years old. Turner eventually became a Hollywood A-list star capturing the lead in many films. She also captured scandalous headlines. Turner memorabilia is on display at local Wallace museums.


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dore Jameson to replace the frame strucallace is unique because of its fine ture of the same name and location, this collection of turn-of-the-century pair of concrete block three-story buildings buildings, some designed by nationally known originally had matching cornices. The facade architects. The entire town is listed on the has been painted. The structure has been National Register of Historic Places and whole restored with vintage furnishings indoors blocks in the business district have remained and out, and the interior is designed to make virtually intact for a hundred years or more. the two buildings On your tour, function as one. The Jameson look for archiThis work earned Historic Wallace tectural features Preservation owners the Idaho Society such as cast-iron photo Preservation Council cornices and 1979 Orchid Award. pilasters, terra Maggie, the ghost, is cotta trim and a regular customer decorative glass. of the Jameson. The Some buildings Jameson’s original still have the old wood structure was glass windows constructed in 1889. with irregular 3. Sweets Hotel surfaces. Records (1907), 308 6th St. occasionally 4. Camia Bldg. conflict on con(1914), 218 6th ST. struction dates; in Three-story red brick these instances the most likely dates are listed. building with an overhanging metal cornice Historic Wallace was destroyed by fire on July at the top and a somewhat narrower one 27, 1890. between the first and second floors. This is Only two structures survived. The surroundthought to be the site of the origin of the 1890 ing forests were also spared. Reconstruction fire disaster that leveled the entire downtown began immediately. This time predominately district. masonry structures were built for better fire 5. Kelly Bldg. (1891), 212 6th St. Believed resistance. Three of these 1890 vintage structo be the oldest wood-frame structure in the tures still grace the corners of Sixth and Bank business district. This two-story hotel with streets. Start the tour at the Depot. a flat roof has a projecting wooden cornice 1. Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Musesupported by wooden brackets. A smaller um (1902). The depot was finished in 1902. cornice separates the first and second floors The elegant brick and concrete edifice, on the front. In past years, the Kelly Building “ornate and picturesque,” was built in the also had “female boarding” accommodations château style. It is a reflection of the tastes upstairs and a hardware store on the ground of the company and the times. The concrete floor. Currently the home of the Sixth Street blocks weremade from tailings from concenMelodrama & Theater. trates of major Coeur d’Alene Mining District 6. Capt. John mines. One pf Mullan Statue. Located the finest depots north end of 5th Street of its type in the near the River. Captain Pacific Northwest, Mullan engineered this structure was this route through the moved from its Bitterroot Mountains. original location Work on the military on the north side road began in 1859 and of the river in was finished in 1862. A 1986. Recipient of path 25-feet wide was Idaho Preservation cut through the forest. Council’s Orchid Many bridges were Award. built across the South 2.Jameson HoFork of the Coeur tel(1907), 304 6th d’Alene River. By 1866, St.. Built for Theobythewaycampground.com the Mullan Road had



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1. N. Pacific Depot 2. Jameson Hotel 3. Sweets Hotel 4. Camia Bldg. 5. Kelly Bldg. 6.John Mullan Statue 7. Carnegie Library 8. Elks Temple 13

The Historic Walking Tour 9. Sears McDonald Bldg. 10. Furst Bldg. 10a.Eagles lodge 11. Follet Bldg. 12. Holohan-Mckinley Bldg. 13. Wallace Corner/Hotel 14. Arment Bldg. 15.Civic(Tabor)Bldg. 16. Bi-Metallic Building 17.Ryan Hotel 1. Barnard Northern Pacific Depot 18. Studio 19. City Hall 2. Wallace Jameson Hotel 20. Taylor Bldg. 3. Gyde Sweets Hotel 21. Shoshone County Courthouse 22. Hale Bldg. 23. Idaho Press Bldg. 24. Coeur d’Alene Hardware 25. Barmon Bldg 26. Stevens Bldg. 27. Masonic Hall & Temple 28. Howes and King Bldg. 29. Manheim Bldg. (509)Bldg. 392-1105 30. Rossi Ph. Insurance 31. 1stLadyInRedWallace.com National Bank Bldg.

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(1905), 515 Cedar. Galbraith and Hall of Spobeen reconstructed, and the route would play kane designed the Eagles Lodge hall in 1905. a principle role in the Coeur d’Alene Mining The building District’s development. Banard Bldg. employs local Today, Interstate 90 Historic Wallace Preservation concrete Society photo and State Highway 95A block made follow the Mullan Trail. of tailings 7. Wallace from nearby Carnegie Library mines and a (1910-1911),River and small amount 5th Sts. Its Renaisof silver and sance Neoclassic gold. Tailings design is found as a were also template on many used for small town Carnegie constructing libraries. It is a portico the county live bay brick building courthouse, homes and street paving. Currentwith a low-pitched roof. Note the three-inch ly the Sierra SIlver Mine Tour. thick heavy entry doors adorned with prismat11. Follett Bldg. (1898), 518 Cedar ic leaded glass reproduced from the original 12. Holohan-McKinlay Bldg. (1900), Cedar designs recaptured during the restoration of and 6th Sts. Some documents refer to the 1999. building as the O’Neil-Samuels Building. The 8. Elks Temple No. 331 (1924), 419 Cedar cut-corner entrance has a Corinthian-columned St.. entry with a round arched pediment. The 9. Sears MacDonald Bldg. (1905), 500 Ceground floor at one time housed five separate dar St. Built to be the Hope Hospital in 1905, stores. For many years professional and busithis building later was the Morrow Retail ness offices were on the second floor, referred Stores headquarto as Cozy Corners. ters for most of Private residences the 20th Century. occupied the third floor. Morrow’s was Currently U.S. Bank. established approx13. Fuller Hotel imately in 1880. later known as Wallace At one time there Hotel (1890), 525 were Morrow’s Cedar St. One of the in 17 north Idaho first dozen masonry communities. structures built after The store carried the 1890 fire, this is the everything from oldest hotel building in washing machines Wallace. The eastside to groceries. It had is out of plumb. One quality clothing, theory is that the cosmetics, shoes, mistake occurred in the jewelry, china and rush to replace housing much more. It and commercial space became the Brooks featurinG SouvenirS, after Wallace burned to Work from Home GoodS Hotel in 1992. LocaL artiStS & GiftS the ground in 1890. The 10. Furst Bldg. out-of-plumb mistake (1900), 517 Cedar St. was noticed only after Constructed by John thousands of bricks had G. Furst, a Norwegian been laid. Instead of who also operated wasting time in starting a saloon in Gem. over, builders continOver the years it has ued until the work was housed a soda founstraightened. (This theory tain and ice cream Join is based on a survey of bar, a dance floor our Fun a structural engineer’s Craft and card room, as Classes report). The Hotel well as hotel suites. 513 Bank St. Wallace, Id. housed the first bowling 10A. Eagles Bldg. thewoodlandmarket.com alley for both men and

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women. May Hutton of Hercules Mine fame thing intact since 1988. ran a restaurant there during her early years in 17.Ryan Hotel (1903), 608 Cedar. This busiWallace. Currently Wallace Coffee House and ness is believed to be the longest continuously Gravis Tech. operated legitimate hotel in Wallace. Records 14. Arment Bldg.(1911), 601 Cedar This show operation from 1903 to the present. structure was the third Arment Building on the 18. Barnard Studio (1907), 614 Cedar St. same lot. T.N. BarThe first was nard came destroyed The Samuels Hotel into this in the 1890 and Wilma Theater area from fire; the Wyoming at Seventh & Cedar Historic Wallace Preservation Society photo second was and first a frame took his building photograwhich was phy studio replaced by to the gold the present fields in masonry Murray. structure. Barnard’s The second assistant, story, which Miss Nellie retains its Stockbrick ornabridge, mentation and cornice, operated as a bordello practiced commercial and portrait photografrom the 1920s into 1980. Currently the Silver phy at this address until her retirement in the Corner. late 1960s. The complete collection of Barnard 15. Civic Bldg. (1933), 401 6th St. The 1890 and Stockbridge photographs are now stored frame building occupied by Jesse Tabor was at the University of Idaho, Special Collections in destroyed by Moscow, Idaho. fire in 1933, and 19.Wallace City Hall replaced with a & Fire Dept. 703 Cedar. brick building. Built in 1924. Across Currently Tabor’s the street is the former Emporium. site of the Samuels 16. Bi-Metallic Hotel(1906) Cedar and Bldg. (1911), 605 7th Streets. This classic Cedar St. This Victorian hotel was two-story brick considered one of the building was a finest in the Northwest saloon and hotel when it opened. The for most of its Samuel’s was razed in existence. Early 1974 as too expensive to maps showed a maintain. It was the only separate frame brick building ever razed structure housing in downtown Wallace. a bordello behind 20. Gyde Taylor the brick one. Bldg. 414 7th St. Built This business in 1916 later moved 21. Shoshone n oria t is h above the saloon County Courthouse l a c by a lo and operated (1905), 700 Bank St. Written ring information ry o until 1988. The Constructed with locally and featu undred oral hist second floor, now produced concrete h a r the Oasis Borblocks containing mine from oveterviews in dello Museum, tailings. The blocks are remains virtually naturally soft, so over unchanged from the years the courthouse the day the occuouter walls have been pants departed, covered with a stucco Heather Branstetter, Phd leaving everymaterial. This structure

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the foundry and manufacturing plant, which is a good example of neoclassical revival style. Designed by Stritesky and Sweatt of Spokane, it produced machinery that were shipped all over stands three stories on a raised foundation. It is the U.S. and to several foreign countries. Some distinguished by the two-story arched windows of the double and single drum hoists produced there were used in the mining industry, and reabout the central entry with its balustraded main in use today. Currently the Pizza Factory, balcony supported by medallions. Other Price Tag Antiques and Wallace Brewing. features include the non-derivative fluted 25. Heller Bldg (1898), 608 Bank St. (Curpilasters, denticulated cornice and high parrently the 1313 Club) This two-story brick apet. Legendary attorney Clarence Darrow building has two storefronts joined internally defended accused murderer Steve Adams on the first floor. in this building in 1906. The trial was The Beale The cast iron pilaspart of the overall House ters remain. The Wallace second story retains proceedings inResidential its segmentally volving the alleged District arched windows. conspiracy to The building has assassinate Idaho’s housed a hotel upformer Gov. Frank stairs, a bus depot, Steunenberg in a barbershop and December 1905. a cafe since it was 22. Hale rebuilt in 1898. The Bldg(1925), 621 1313 Club completBank St. ed the most recent 23. Idaho Press renovation in 1998. Bldg. (1890), 26. Stevens Bldg. 622 Bank St. This (1906) 609 Bank St. building begins 27. Masonic Hall what is believed and Temple (1917), 605 Bank St. This to be the oldest block in the is a two-story brick building with terra downtown district. It was cotta and granite trim. Designed by G.I. originally a dry goods store. Hubbell of Spokane. It is distinguished This is the borderline street for by the extensive use of terra cotta on A separate damages incurred by the great the second story and a round-arched fires of 1910. This two-story brick self guided r entrywith bracketed curved and building has a brick cornice, segwalking tou f o denticulated cornice. re u mentally arched windows and a h c ro b 28. Howes and King Bldg. (1890), cast iron front. Currently the Idaho our historic 606 Bank St. Original structure d Press Gallery. n a s e hom erected in 1884 by owners Henry 24. Coeur d’Alene Hardware is s e h rc u ch Bldg. (1890), 612-622 Bank St. This le. E. Howes and Horace G. King, early also availab Wallace merchants. These two men building replaced the original wood ran a grocery business and general frame structure owned by Holley, store out of a log cabin at this site. Bricks were Mason, Marks and Company. It is manufactured in Silverton at a local brickyard. designed to support six stories. The original Currently Idaho Silver. appearance has been 29. Manheim Bldg. well preserved. The (1890), 604 Bank second story has St. Erected soon segmentally arched after the 1890 fire. windows with a brick This two-story brick cornice above. An building has incurred addition was added many changes of the to the east in 1896. facade over the past A second Otterson century. In 1903, the Building was condoorway was in the structed in 1900. The center of the structhree structures were ture and a mortar used as a single buildand pestle adorned ing by Coeur d’Alene the sidewalk out Hardware. It was front. During the both hardware outlet great fires of 1910, 4374577-0428 and main office for

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the U.S. Forest Service had an office upstairs. 6th St. The building was used as the first post The space later became a pool hall and bar. office and county courthouse after the down30. Rossi Insurance Bldg.(1890), 602 Bank town district fires of 1890. The upper-story St. This building was origrooms were known as inally built for the Bank of the “court rooms,” proWallace. In 1892, the First viding boarding. Court National Bank of Wallace proceedings were held Kelly Bldg. was created and occupied here after the hijacking Historic Wallace the site until 1916. The of the county records Preservation Society Photo second story was added en route to Osburn later with a pressed metal from Murray until the turret. It should be noted present courthouse this turret is a mimic of was built in 1906. the one on the White and 35. White and Bender Building across Bender Bldg. (1890), Sixth Street. The rear 524 Bank St. One of entrance features double the best Queen Anne doors with leaded glass, commercial sites. The which are topped with tower was originally a fan window pattern of built in accordance elaborate leaded glass. with the architect’s Rossi Insurance is the plans. White and Bendoldest established business in the downtown er Company expanded from Murray in 1888. historic district. The company opened shop on the corner of 31. First National Bank Bldg. (1917), 419 Sixth and Bank while the fire of 1890 was still 6th St. This second renaissance revival, white smoking — in a tented structure at first. White terra cotta structure is distinguished by its enand Bender was a retail/wholesale mercantile gaged doric columns, round arched windows, well into the 1930s. The company then became pedimented entry, cornice and parapet. The a finance company and a leader in public building went through extensive restoration financing of appliances and automobiles. The in the 1980s and received the Orchid Award building includes some original White and from the Idaho Preservation Council in 1988. Bender shelving. White and Bender were the Built originally to house First National Bank of first to install electric lights in Wallace. It held Wallace which was chartered in 1892. the Stewart Wallace Drug and Selig Water 32. Idaho Bldg. (1917), 413 6th St. The Company. Currently Johnson’s Gems. two-story red-brick building was constructed 36. Aulbach Bldg. (1891), 520 Bank St. Built for Mrs. Otterson and O.D. “Deke” Jones. It is by owner Adam Aulbach, editor-in-chief of distinguished by its original mezzanine winthe Wallace Free Press, who came over the dows and the extensive terra cotta trim. The hill from Murray. He operated a print shop in Idaho Building housed the Pennaluna Company the back with power from Printer’s Creek. This from 1925 until 2015. Currently Friends of the creek is routed under the building, through Coeur D’Alene Trails. Wallace, and drains into the South Fork of the 33. Gearon Bldg. (1927), 414 6th St. Coeur d’Alene River. 34. DeLashmutt/McAulay Bldg.(1890), 424 37. Finch Bldg. (Circa 1898), 516 Bank.

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No, Wallace is not its own country, but merchants and attractions will honor this visitor guide as a passport as well. Ask for ink stamps you and your young ones can use to mark up this book as you follow our downtown walking tour. Stamps available now at Northern Pacfic RR Depot Museum, Johnson’s Gems and other participating locations.

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38. Herrington Hotel (1898), 512 Bank (1908), 517 and 517 1/2 Bank. 39. Elks Lodge Hall (circa 1905), 506 and 43. Wallace District Mining Museum and 508 Bank St. Designed by Pruesse and Zittle of Visitors Ctr. 509 Bank St. This building housed Spokane, this is the site of the first Elks Lodge Rice’s Bakery until the early 1970s. in Wallace, instituted on Jan. 4, 1896. The new lodge was built on Cedar Street in 1924. Notice the elk hoof prints in the sidewalk outside the entrance to the former lodge. 40. Wallace Post Office (1905), 500 block of Bank St. A two-story brick building that is three bays wide. Although remodeled, it retains its second story window and a cast iron pilaster on the first story. Now North Idaho Trading Co. 41. Shoshone Bldg (1916), 416 and 420 5th St.. The second story is distinguished by round arched windows with polychromatic tiles in its spandrels. A bracketed cornice caps the building, t’s a common story yet -- a safe, walkable and and it has a cast here. Folks pull off the welcoming community. Take stone entry. The tiles highway and fall for this were added later. a look around our town. place. They buy a home, First floor tenants Entrepreneurs thrive here. start a business and build include Sierra Silver You could, too. Mine Tour, and Eurea new life. Contact us: The Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce ka Sally Gallery. Unmatched recreation, 208.753.7151 42. North Idaho outstanding scenery, director@wallaceidahochamber.com Telephone Co. gorgeous architecture, and best

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Something Perfect – in 2016 Spokane native Debbie Johnson took over her Bank St. space next to Rossi Insurance (the building on our cover) with her eclectic collectibles shop. Johnson’s Gems – a different group of Johnsons, Brenda and Ed Johnson of Pinehurst have a massive Gem, Jewelry and souvenir store in the historic White and Bender Building -- the Center of the Universe at Sixth & Bank Streets. EurekaSallyGallery of Art & Chocolate -- Sally Utley opened her art studio & sugar free chocolate shop in 2014. She’s had galleries elsewhere, including a spot in the heart of the Big Apple -- Manhattan. Bitterroot Motel-- California contractor Ron Perkins purchased and renovated the old Molly B’Damn’d Motel in 2017. Sol & Serre-- Once the massive CdA Hardware Store is now a thrivist florist business. Proprietor Sarah Murphy opened doors to the Bank St. store just prior to Valentine’s Day 2019. Oliver’s: Coeur d’Alene media company pro Ali Koski plans to open her mercantile/coffee shop/craft beer store in the Old JC Penney Bank St. building this summer. Gauteraux Studios – Ryder Gauteraux started purchasing buildings in Wallace in 2014. The acclaimed boot maker, leather artisan and silversmith has his main studio in town. Others: And that’s just a partial list, there’s been recent major investment and change of ownership in the Metals Bar, Silver Streak Zipline as well as the Idaho Building, Smokehouse, Jameson, Worstel Building, Tabors, and Barnard Building with more in the works including at the nearby Lookout Pass Ski Area. The Bottom Line: investors and entrepreneurs are betting on Wallace.

Depot Day Car Show May 11 Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 13-16 HIawatha Commemorative Ride June 7-8 Statehood Day Parade July 3 Wallace Blues Festival July 12--14 Boxing at Center of the Universe July 20 Art N Garden Tour July 20 CdA Mining District Contest Aug. 3 Accordion Jubilee August 9-11 Huckleberry Jeep Festival & Fun Run August 16-17 Under the Freeway Flea Market September 1-3 Center of Universe Re-Dedication Sept. 21 Fall for History October 3-6 Retro Christmas Festival Dec.6-7 & 13-14 Snow Machine Grand Prixs & Extreme Ski Jor (weather dependent) President’s Day Weekend, 2020 Craft Beer Pub Crawl April 2020 Depot Day Car Show May 10, 2020

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