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Three Museums Underground Mine Tours Antiques Galore Unique Retail Shops One of a kind Restaurants Ziplines

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Two Micro Brewers Biking/Skiing/Hiking ATVs & Snow Machines Wild Life (2&4 legged) Festivals & Good Times Lodging

Historic Homes & Downtown District The Silver Capital of the World and...

The Center of the Universe

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n behalf of will be a wonderFall for HIstory Oct. 7-9th: our citizens, ful experience for Wallace celebrates its colorful past I would like to the entire family, welcome you to so welcome to beautiful Wallace, historic Wallace, Idaho. Not only is Idaho, and come Wallace considered back and visit us the Silver Capital again. of the world and Dr. Dick Vester, Mike Feiler photo Center of the Universe, but the entire Mayor city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When visiting our city, you will find our citizens and merchants warm and Attractions ...................................4-15 Dining/Drinking Guide ................16-17 friendly, and the city clean and safe, Lodging Guide .................................. 19 with a variety of shopping and activiFestivals .................................... 18,20 ties. Recreation ................................. 22-31 There are several museums to visit, History ....................................... 30-34 two micro-breweries, a silver mine In the movies .................................. 35 Famous Natives ......................... 36-37 tour, a zipline tour and live perforWalking Tour ..............................38-46 mances from our renowned Sixth Street Melodrama. We hope your visit Events Calendar .............................. 46

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Welcome to Wallace & The Silver Valley! Please enjoy our many attractions, recreational opportunities and amenities. Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce I–90, Exit 61 10 River St. Wallace, ID 83873



Wallace treasures: visit our attractions 4 2016-2017

The Silver Capital of the World!



ore Silver has been mined here in the last 130 years than anyplace on the planet, over 1.3 billion ounces and counting—dwarfing the famous Comstock Lode. In fact, if you add in all the precious and base metals mined locally, more than $7 billion worth of mineral wealth has been produced from beneath these mountains. Wallace offers several attractions telling the engaging story of the Silver Capital of the World.


he Sierra Silver Mine Tour

This entertaining tour is the closest thing to working underground itself. Retired miners take you underground to tour a real silver mine. You’ll see them work the mining equipment while they answer your questions and give you an authentic “that’s the way it is” story of mining. The Sierra Silver Mine opened in 1900 and was worked for several decades. The mine was turned into a subterranean classroom in the 1970s, teaching Wallace High School students mining techniques and mine safety vocational courses. Today you can visit the Sierra

Silver Mining Tour in the Shoshone Building at the corner of Fifth and Bank. (It’s open May through September). Their distinctive trolley leaves every half hour start-

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ing at 10 am to take you to the mine as well Wallace’s historic district. Along the way drivers have an entertaining and informative history of Wallace and the Silver Valley. (Tours are 1 hour, 15 minutes. 208.752.5151

Mining Heritage Exhibit

Just west of the Wallace Visitor Center (I-90 Exit 61) is a free outdoor museum created by Mining Heritage, Inc. The layout depicts the evolution of local mining from the days of hand tools to the modern techniques and mechanization used today. Interpretative signs guide you into what has been a tedious, physically demanding occupation. Enjoy hands on exhibits and read more about the exhibit with free brochures now available.

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.

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A Wallace Jewel:

Wallace’s Northern Pacific Depot Museum lit up for the Yuletide season, and Wallace Yuletide Festival in December. Photo by John Darrington.

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ake a trip back in time to when railroads were the kings of transportation with a visit to Wallace’s iconic Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum. The château style depot, which houses the museum and gift shop, has been a focal point of the grand architecture and historical heritage of Wallace.  In 1976, while still in business as a railroad station, the depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the lovingly restored building find a host of interpretive exhibits and artifacts. As you enter the museum, you


step into a re-creation of an early working railroad station. Exhibits tell the rich history of railroading in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District and the depot itself. Railroads have been at work in the Coeur d’Alene silver mining region since 1887. The last train to service the area was July 15th, 1992. The Northern Pacific Depot was constructed in 1901 with unique bricks from the Olympian Hotel, the original terminus of the transcontinental NPRR in Tacoma.   The bricks were manufactured by Gladding McBean Bricks of Lincoln, California. Concrete panels were made from mine tailings.  In 1986, due to the construction of I-90, the building was moved approximately 200 feet across the Coeur d’Alene River to its current location.   Every year in May Wallace celebrates the anniversary of the Depot’s move, the day before Mother’s Day, with the Depot Day Classic Automobile Show. (Conventioneers from the Northern Pacific Railway Association will hold their annual meeting in Wallace Sept. 16-19). Open April through October. (208) 752-0111

The city at the Center of the Universe D

on’t miss standing at the Center of the Universe, located at the intersection of Bank and Sixth Street in downtown Historic Wallace. Begun years ago as a tongue-in-cheek protest to federal over-reach, it is now a popular downtown attraction. In a classic gesture of a tiny David thumbing a nose at indifferent Goliaths of federal agencies, then Wallace Mayor Ron Garitone issued this Proclamation: “I, Ron Garitone, Mayor ofWallace, Idaho, and all of its subjects, and being of sound body and mind, do hereby solemnly declare and proclaimWallace to be the Center of the Universe. The Probable Center of Thanks to the newly the Universe, a manhole discovered science of cover graced with the “Probalism” - specifinames of local mines: Bunker Hill, Hecla cally probalistic modeling, we were further Lucky Friday, the Sunshine, & Galena able to pinpoint the exact center within the Center of the Universe; to wit: a sewer access cover slightly off-center from the intersection of Bank and Sixth Streets. Upon discovering this desecration of the Center of the Universe, we proceeded forthwith to remove said manhole cover and replace it with this fine Monument, directing all who come upon it to the Four Corners of the Universe, these being the Bunker Hill, the Sunshine, the Lucky Friday and Galena Mines. After years of diligence, (being) unable to unearth one scintilla of proof that Wallace is NOT the Center of the Universe... we are compelled to conclude that Wallace must therefore BE the Center of the Universe. So ordered and declared, this year 2004, this date, September 25th, this hour, 9:00 PMWUT (Wallace Universal Time). (Proclamation penned by local celebrated writer David Bond)

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cclaimed as one of the finest museums and research facilities in Idaho, the Wallace District Mining Museum features as complete a history of the area as can be found. The museum was begun by a Harry Truman lookalike, Fred Levering, Exhibits also feature Walin 1956. Since 1974, it lace’s role as the has been housed in the region’s financial old Rice’s Bakery buildcenter and the ing at 509 Bank Street. struggles of living Open year round, in the mining the mining museum camps. The mining has several lively exwars of 1892 and hibits and a series 1899 are of particular interest of mock-ups of to museum visitors. Archives underground on those and many other mines. Included historical topics are constantly in the museum being expanded. Much of the tour is a comprehensive Top: Miners imprisoned in material has been cross-ref20 minute video history the 1890s after dynamit- erenced and computerized ing area mills. Center: The of mining and Wallace. newly restored Western to make for easy access for Relics of by-gone eras Federation of Miners ban- researchers. Peruse their gift ner created after the first are imaginatively fea1892 mining war. Right: shop for literature on area tured in a variety of exhibits. inside the museum’s mock mining as well as histories of mine tunnels See the old candle and oil Wallace, the mining wars of lamps used by 19th century miners, 1892 and 1899, the Great Fire of 1910, next to the rechargeable electric lamps stories of the sex trade and more. The in use today. And compare for yourself gift shop also features a wide selection the old hand drills to the later Jack of jewelry, bullion and souvenirs as Leg and machine drills. The museum well as a tourist information center also has the only known complete with free literature on both local and regional attractions. steam-driven diamond drill in exis(208)556-1592 tence.


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Wallace’s Broadway: Sixth St. Melodrama

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outing without the rigors of the hike. used for their escape to Wallace became overgrown and almost impos- Displays at the Sierra Silver Mine Tour in downtown Wallace offer more sible to locate, saved for the most information about this Silver Valley experienced hikers. Then, in 2002, a attraction. local group partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to “save” the trail and mine site and accord both their proper heinSixth Streetof our region. place the history Melodrama and Today, hikers are invited to examTheatre offerlarge yearine the dozen format and illustrated signs that recount round activity, pro- the history and consequences of the Great 1910 viding Wallace with fire. liveThe entertainment trailhead lies about a mile since 1983. south of Wallace on Moon Pass Road Each summer the (the continuation of Wallace’s King actors perform Street or USFS two Road 456). From the Silver Streak Zipline Tours different trailhead,melodramas a moderately challenging in July and the August with trail along creek takes hikers 2 Silver Streak Zipline Tours miles up the canyon to the “Pulaski other performances Wallace’s newest adventure, the Tunnel” (which was known before throughout the year -Silver Streak Zipline, has their office the fire ascomedies the Nicholson and welcome center conveniently including and mine). Waterfalls, cascades, located downtown atStreet 516Melodrama Pine Street. Sixth photos musical productions. cedar groves, wild flowers, ancient snags and hisThe zipline offers two courses: a west The Melodrama performs in the recently renovated Kelly Building -- which toric locations grace the trail. course with 6 zips; and an east course has its own colorful past, notably as part of the Lux Rooms Bordello. It also is For those not wishing to hike the 4 zips. Both courses have dual the only wood building remaining in the with present day downtown that wasn’t 2 miles to the Pulaski Tunnel, trailzips allowing the option of flying in destroyed by the 1890 fire. For more information and schedules: www. at the prone orshow “superhero” position head displays provide a fascinating or (208)752-8871 or 1-877-SIXTHST


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ordellos were a fact of life in the Silver Valley for years. Far from running from that hstory, Wallace celebrates it -and does so in style.


The Oasis Bordello Museum offers 20 to 30 minute guided tours of one of Wallace’s grand old brothels. The Oasis was in business from 1895 to 1988 (yes, 1988). The occupants left in a hurry, leaving behind everything from the lipstick on the dressers to a sack of groceries in the kitchen. The main floor has on display several items of interest from the good old days, as well as a case filled with items found in the building. View the beautiful murals on the walls, painted by Want more of a old time Robert Thomas Wallace experience? How in 1993. A trip about sleeping in an old through the basement Bordello? Adjacent to the takes one back in Wallace Chamber photos museum are the recently renovated Lux Rooms, now a boutique time when Wallace was a booming hotel. Open year round, the hotel has mining camp. Check out the still and several packages available along with peek into the crawl area. Use your its sister properties the historic Ryan imagination as to what really went Hotel and the Silver Corner Bar & Grill. on here.

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Triumph, tragedy, terrible beauty: the Pulaski Trail

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hat 100 plus years ago was a hellscape wreckage of burnt forest today is a beautiful mountain hike with cascading waterfalls, wildlife and towering woods --the Pulaski Trail.

On Aug. 20, 1910, a great and historic forest fire swept across northern Idaho and western Montana. It cost 87 lives, blackened 3 million acres, and destroyed one-third of the city of Wallace. The Great Fire of 1910 would change the course of national policy toward wildfire, by thereafter refocusing the then-fledgling Ranger Ed U.S. Forest Service on fire Pulaski, hero prevention and firefighting of the Great as the topmost agency 1910 Fire priorities. Many stories emerged from the “Big Blowup.” Perhaps the best known was Ranger “Big Ed” Pulaski’s heroic rescue of his crew in a mine tunnel on the West Fork of Placer

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Creek. Holding his men there at gunpoint overnight, Pulaski managed to save all but six of his 45 men. History also remembers Pulaski as the inventor of the fire-fighting tool that bears his name, a combination ax and hoe that has become the most widely used implement in wildland firefighting.(An original prototype is on display at the Wallace District Mining Museum).

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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 ten 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 516 Pine Street. Reservations are recommended; call (208) 5561690. Check their website for more information: www. Silver Streak Zipline photos

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etting 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 staircas-

es. 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. John Darrington photo


‘Blazing’ the trail

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(from p. 11) night and the trail they

used for their escape to Wallace, had become overgrown and almost impossible to locate, save for the most experienced hikers. In 2002, a local group partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to restore the trail and mine site and accord both their proper place in local history. Today a dozen large format and illustrated trail signs recount the history and consequences of the Great 1910 Fire. The trailhead lies about a mile south of Wallace on Moon Pass Road (the continuation of Wallace’s King Street or USFS Road 456). From the trailhead, a moderately challenging


trail along the creek takes hikers two miles up the canyon to the “Pulaski Tunnel” (known before the fire as the Nicholson mine). Waterfalls, cascades, cedar groves, wild flowers, ancient snags and historic locations grace the

Pulaski Tunnel. John Darrington photo

trail. For those not wishing to hike the two miles to the Pulaski Tunnel, trailhead displays provide a fascinating outing without the rigors of the hike.

Sierra Silver Mine Tour and Wallace District Mining Museum in downtown Wallace offer more trail information.





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om Irwin, a gold prospector, discovered a gold bearing vein in 1879; he built a cabin and mined the vein for three years. He blasted the hillside down to hide the mine before he left, leaving his track, mine car and tools inside — But Irwin never returned, and the mine stayed hidden -- 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 sold to a retired

miner who uncovered the rest of the mine and rejuveUnderground at the mine. Below, fun for the whole family panning for gold

nated it 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.

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fire gases coursing he Miners Methrough the work armorial Statue eas. The disaster was seven miles west of felt in every home in Wallace commemothe valley. rates the ninety-one The Memorial men who perished at Statue was dedicated the Sunshine Mine diexactly two years saster in 1972, as well later. It stands 20 feet as the brave souls who tall above its conwaged a herculean crete base. It’s locatrescue effort—some ed at Big Creek just of whom who nearly off Interstate 90 (Exit died themselves, and 54) approximately the families whose Miners salute the fallen from the Sunshine Mine seven miles west of lives were forever Disaster at Miners’ Memorial Statue seven miles Wallace. The mechanged from the west of Wallace at Big Creek. Mike Feiler photo morial was designed tragedy. and constructed by Idahoans. The Ninety-one men died as a result of eternal flame in the miner’s helmet is an underground fire at the Sunshine a constant beacon to remind us all of Mine on May 2, 1972. Though no the strength of Idahoans, especially of miners were in the vicinity of the fire those in the Silver Valley. itself, they were unable to escape the

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den and lost for over a hundred Miners Memorial Statue at Big years. Creek. In 1991, the owner saw water to escape the fire gases coursing seeping out of the hillside. Hoping 16 2016-2017 through the work areas. The disaster it was a spring, he dug into the was felt in every home in the valley. bank and partially uncovered the Exactly two years later, the portal. In 1996 the site was sold to Miners Memorial Statue, 20 feet tall a retired miner who uncovered the 1313 Club The Pizza Factory above its concrete base and siturest of the mine 612 andBank rejuvenated 608 Bank Street Street ated at Big Creek (Exit 54) just off Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner it as a tourist attraction. Visitors Lunch & Dinner Interstate 90 approximately seven 208.752.9391 208.753.9003 will see the smithsonite cr ystals miles west of Wallace, was dediTest drive on formed on the walls, and that have Albi’s Steakand House cated, designed constructed by site Thegold Red brews veins at quartz with andLight silver. & Gem Bar Idahoans. The “eternal flame” in the Garage th Gold Panning included with tours City Limits th 6 & Pine 208.556.1855 302 5 Street 208.556.0575 miner’s helmet is a constant beaduring summer months. Serving Dinner & Pub Food Breakfast, LunchTo andreach Dinner con to remind travelers of Idaho’s the mine, take I-90 Exit 54 to the strengths. The Board statue had a major Black Café Miners Memorial, turn left (west) Silver Tea Room renovation 2009. 517in Bank 208.512.7553 (Inside Price Tag Antiques) on Silver Valley Road and travel two (Lunch Only) 618 Bank Street miles. Reservations call 208.659.7539

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ou won’t find the Golden Arches in Wallace or any other chain restaurant. We like it that way. Whereas much of the country, especially around the Interstates, becomes more and more homogenized, Wallace is one place that is fiercely keeping its independent flavor and flavors. You’ll find a motherlode of unique dining experiences -- restaurants owned by local people in the community, with such specialties as buffalo burgers, Memphis Style BBQ, burritos, custom sandwiches, pizza, unique pub grub, and huckleberry waffles, pancakes, syrups and ice cream and more. If you must eat and run, stop by the grocery store deli, or request takeout from your eatery of choice.

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highway, mining, cyclying and outdoorsman trophies that could make a body dizzy even before downing that first draft or shot. For a genteel experience, enjoy an afternoon tea in a Victorian setting, or sip a specialty coffee while sitting outdoors.

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Scenic loop trips from Wallace See recreation map for reference, pages 24-25


an acclaimed mining exhibit showing panning, hydraulic, underground and dredging methods; a blacksmith Spring, Summer, Fall or Depot Dayshop; Mayan7th: old-fashioned school room; Winter.Fork Pickof a season or Classic Car Show takes over Wallace Streetsand doca parlor; vintage barbershop North the Wallace Blues Festival July 8-10th:bedroom; a reason and there’s tor’s office; Molly B’Damn’s Coeur d’Alene River a Dancing streets as bluesthe artists like Samantha a 1900s kitchen; world’s longest Travelinnorth on Sixth Street out in the festival Wallace . Fish rock Wallace wooden chain; historical photographs of Wallace and the road eventually Depot Day Car Show and hundreds of displays. becomes Forest Service May 7. Wallace kicks Road 456. This “people-built museum” was Thisoff scenic trip goes over Dobson the Summer Festival turned over to a private, nonprofit Pass. You then have the option of Season with Depot Day. corporation in 1982, and is funded turning east onto Kings Pass to Mix hundreds of classic through grants and donations. Murray, or continuing north to the on displayofallPritchard. over Admission remains free. smallcars community From Wallace Streets, vendor To return to Wallace, turn right Pritchard, you can travel Forest booths, a beaution the highway, it until it interService Roadkids’ 208events, along the -- allfollow capped off with sects with 208, left to Y at Prichard, ful North Fork of the Coeur beer garden featuring local d’Alene the Lead Creek Derby and take Forest Service Road 456 River. Many picnic micro brews as wellareas as liveand campSaturday afternoon. Win back on Beaver Creek Road, up over grounds aredancing found along music, real in the the way to potdown of cash you guess Dobson Pass aand to if Wallace. the Historic Magee Ranger streets and yes, more. (208) Station. correctly how long it takes a giant The return trip will follow back down 752-0111 multicoloredFalls leather ball to bob down Thompson the river to Prichard on 208, which Gyro Days & Lead CreekRoad Derby June theTravel river from Mullan to Wallace. east on Interstate 90 to Folks becomes Forest Service 9, and 15-18. It’s BBQs, a radiothon, a carnilineRegis, the river theand entire seven mile St. Mont. onto Plains, continue on to the communities of val with midway rides and concessions Enaville and Kingston from which you Mont. following the route. via AllHighway proceeds135 raised go towards rightturn smack the middle ofon Wallace will left,intraveling east I-90 to local scholarships. Dean CooperDoatyou1313@ or your Wallace. loved One need help For current in the home?

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Murray the historic mining If you choose instead tonow turnat east town the onto Kings Pass and visit Murray, center of a four season take note of the famous localmountain cemetery. Once in Murray,recreation a visit to the universe, it’s nine Bedroom Goldmine and the Sprag annual festivals, Pole Restaurant and Museum will proand it’s current businesses, see vide lifelong memories.


Sprag Pole Museum recording town events since 1998 and ski conditions sincePole 2001.Museum is no The Sprag Follow @Gregswallace Twitter include “ordinary museum.”on Displays

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Hotels and Motels

Vacation Homes

500 Cedar St., Wallace (208) 556-1571

Mullan (208) 744-1328

Brooks Hotel

Earle’s Pub, Grub, & Suites

206 Earle Ave., Mullan (208) 744-1700

Hercules Inn

Front & 2nd Rd., Wallace (208) 556-0575

Lux Rooms

601½ Cedar St., Wallace (208) 753-6001

Ryan Hotel

608 Bank St., Wallace (208) 753-6001

Stardust Motel

410 Pine St., Wallace (208) 752-1213

Wallace Inn

100 Front St., Wallace (208) 752-1252

Idaho Mountain View Cottage A Comfy Cottage

207 Pine St., Wallace (208) 699-7554

Bear Creek Lodge

483 Paradise Ln. Pinehurst (208)771-2219

The Bungalow

214 Cedar St., Wallace (208) 512-7686

Kellogg Vacation Homes

Properties throughout the Silver Valley 800 435-2588

RV Parks

Wallace RV Park

Bed & Breakfasts

108 Nine Mile Rd., Wallace (208)753-7121

107 Cedar St., Wallace (208)752-7151

By the Way Campground

Beale House

Mullan House

501 Hunter St., Mullan (208) 755-6481

Siri Christina

202 River St., Wallace (208) 818-3032

Blue Anchor RV Park

300 W Mullan Ave, Osburn (208)752-3443 907 N. Division Pinehurst (208)682-3311

Crystal Gold Mine RV Park

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(from p.18) of fami-

ly-friendly fun including daily hosted trail rides through spectacular scenery, BBQs, ATV Rodeo and raffles. 208.512.5465 jambo-

Atv Jamboree July 18-23: Come to the party in July, ride your ATV on Wallace streets all year-round

Accordion Festival August 12-13. Players from around the country flood Wallace for another dancing in the streets event. Nothing says fun like an accordion. Jamie Baker at 208.556.0575 or 509.435.3005

Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk/Run August 19-20. Celebration of all things Huckleberry. Live music, dancing in the streets, raffles, Huckleberry pancake breakfasts, street vendors, kids’ activities on the depot lawn, a dunk tank

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plus a 5K walk and run. 208.290.7183

Under the Freeway Flea Market September 3-5. Hundreds of vendors ply their wares in the protected open air space underneath I-90 and on the Depot Grounds. Plus live music, kids’ games and more. Stroll from booth to booth and enjoy river, mountain and town scape. (208)752-0111 Fall for History October 7-9. A gala celebration of Wallace’s history and its designation as the only town in America entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, live theater reenactments and more.

Yuletide Lighting Festival Dec. 2-3 & Dec. 9-10 Enjoy lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, the Winter Walk, gingerbread contest, parades and downtown merchants specials.

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Adventure awaits you summer fun aplenty On the Trail of the Hiawatha


Enjoy acclaimed cycling trails Trail of the Hiawatha:

Awarded the Rails-To-Trails Hall of Fame designation, the Hiawatha is considered the “crown jewel” of all rail-to-trail projects in the country drawing riders Silver Valley’s Full Service Bicycle Shop from around the world. EXCELSIOR CYCLE It“LOCATED starts atON Lookout Pass, and THE TRAIL OF THE COEUR D’ALENES”


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TrailTrail of ofthe Coeur d’Alenes the Coeur d’Alenes. Discover T he Silver Valley On Two Wheels.


wends its way through 15 miles of jaw dropping scenery, rolling over the abandoned Milwaukee Railroad grade between the old town site of Taft in Montana, and the North Fork of the St. Joe River near Avery. The trail includes 10 tunnels and seven 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 super seniors can enjoy the trail and its numerous historical and interpretive signs. Wildlife sightings of moose, elk and deer are a frequent treat. Get

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Enjoy summer fun aplenty

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trail passes, shuttle tickets, mountain dle of Idaho as it runs along rivers, bike rentals, souvenirs and picnic at beside lakes, and through small Lookout Pass Ski Area, located adjatowns in Idaho’s Historic Silver Valley. cent to I-90 at the Idaho/MonWild Living tana border 12 miles east of You never know who you’re going to meet in our Historic Wallace. Equipment great out doors. Wild life abounds here. reservations are recommended. The Hiawatha Trail is open daily from late May to early October, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT. Trail information: (208) 744-1301 or

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one

Friends of the Coeur D’Alene Trails photo

Its journey will take you from Mullan near the Montana border to Plummer near the Washington border. The trail has a gentle grade and smooth surface, with 20 developed trailheads and 17 scenic waysides that have picnic tables and benches. Along the trail are 36 unique bridges

Continued to p.26


of the most spectacular and popular trails in the western United States. You can join the trail at Sixth Street in Wallace under the I-90 freeway. Here you will find 73 miles of well-maintained asphalt that is perfect for road bikers, walkers, and in-line skaters. The trail nearly spans the Panhan-




Historic Wallace Recre Historic Wallace

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North Fork/Murray/Pritchard 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 Pritchard 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.

Nine Mile Ce

A five minute driv Pass Road will lea lace’s Historic Nin Heroes’ graves fro conflict from the C well as monumen those lost in 1910 there.

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The Cataldo Mission

Idaho’s oldest extant building, the Old Cataldo Mission stands on a hill 20 miles west of Wallace along Interstate 90. Begun in 1850 by Jesuit Priest Anthony Ravalli, the entire 90ft. by 40ft. and 30ft. high building was hand built and carved. Now the site of a state park/interpretive center, open year round.


Avery & St. Maries

Legendary fishing on the St. Joe River will greet travelers headed to the towns of St. Maries and Avery. In winter enjoy o as well. The towns can be accessed either via Moon Pass from Wallace’s King St. (closed in Winter) or via I-90 at the King Highway. Drive past the series of chain lakes before coming to St. Maries. Full services including dining, lodging and fuel. 4517 has brochures on trails and campgrounds in the area.

Open May thru October. Call for Reservations:


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eation Area Recreation Area

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Mileage to Historic Wallace


Seattle Spokane ve north on Dobson See the legendary mining towns of Burke, Post Falls Black Bear, Yellow Dog, Frisco and Gem, ad travelers to WalSand Point still inhabited today as well as spectacular ne Mile Cemetery. Coeur d”Alene om every American views of mountain, forest and canyon Civil War onward as creek. Spy the massive ruins of the Frisco Kellogg nts commemorating mill, destroyed in the 1890s mining wars, Osburn as well as deer, elk and other wild life. 0 fire can be found Mullan (Take exit #62 at I-90 in Wallace seven Murray miles north to Burke). Cataldo d Adventures Lookout Pass of miles of nearby back country trails await off road enthusiasts Taft roomed trails for snowmobilers in winter. Each July Wallace is St. Maries High Country ATV Jamboree. This summer the Idaho State ATV Pearson n holds its annual convention and ride in Wallace. 208.512.5465 OR 208.783.2363 Avery Saltese St. Regis Yellowstone Glacier Park Thompson Falls Interstate Fwy via Murray State Hwy KEY: via St. Regis Paved Two-Laned Rd. Clark Fork Unpaved Road Missoula Campground Kalispell Airstrip Whitefish Butte


Historic Mining Towns

369 miles 79 miles 57 miles 91 miles 47 miles 12 miles 4 miles 7 miles 21 miles 20 miles 11 miles 15 miles 57 miles 20 miles 28 miles 22 miles 42 miles 415 miles 210 miles

70 miles 98 miles 58 miles 114 miles 151 miles 164 miles 234 miles

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over 250 miles of groomed snowmobile trails near Avery gston exit following State Route 3, the White Pine Scenic . The U.S. Forest Ranger District Office at Avery (208)245-

allace photographers Lizzie Keitel, John Darrington and Mike Feiler contributed mightily to the production of this publication. Their works can be spied throughout the region and online via Facebook. Keitel also works with the Zazzle website and sells items in local shops such as the Eureka Sally Gallery, Museum Gift Shops and others.

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Enjoy outdoor fun aplenty hike, bike, swim, and more

and trestles that cross mountain Coeur d’Alene River at Cataldo 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 From river to alpine their home. Hub Lake lakes and hidden cascades, our mountains The trail meet forest and water also accesses for a marriage of breath several points taking beauty and Hidden Falls outdoor adventure. of interest in John Darrington photos and the Silver Wallace including the Great Northern Rapids Indoor Water Park, Morning Railroad Depot and the Hercules Mill. The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is managed Star Lodge offers adventure packages by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe from Plummer for river rafting, biking, golfing, fishing, to Harrison, and by the Idaho Department disc golf, tennis, geocaching, ATV adof Parks and Recreation from Harrison to ventures, and kids activities. Mullan. Information: Tribe Trail Manager Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark is (208) 686-7045, State Trail Manager(208) 6823814 or visit online at friendsofcdatrails. org. an amenity of Silver Mountain’s MornAdditional information can be had at Excelsior ing Star Lodge. Lodge guests can float Cycle in Kellogg located right on the trail at 21 the Lazy River, play on Minor’s Island, Railroad Ave. 208.786.3751 hop on one of the tube slides for a Water Park/Mtn. Bike Trails wild ride, and visit the main attraction & more at Silver Mountain — Silver Rapid’s FlowRider continuous Silver Mountain’s summer activities surf wave. Info: 208.783-1111, ext Groups rates and special rentals are growing every year. Beyond its famous lift served mountain bike trails available. Call (208) 783-1111, ext 8247 From p.23


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Wallace The Water Park Pool at Silver Mountain

Fish and wildlife

Looking North Idaho for a way and the Silver to cool off? Valley offer an Take a dip at abundance of the Walfish and wildlife lace Pool. for hunters, Located a fishermen, and block south other outdoor Galena Ridge of the Cenenthusiasts. Golf Course ter of the Two major Universe, the pool is one river drainages and several block south of Sixth and mountain lakes provide Bank, where Sixth Street fishing for Rainbow, becomes Hotel Street. Westslope Cutthroat, and Though built in 1939, Brook trout. Hunters can the pool has seen hundreds of thoubag plentiful elk, white-tailed deer, sands of dollars in major upgrades and black bear; there is also a limited in recent years. Open for all to enjoy season on wolves. from June through early September. Continued

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28. HOWES AND KING BUILDING (1890), 606 BANK STREET. Original structure erected 28 2016-2017 in 1884 by owners Henry E. Howes 98), and Horace G. King, early Wallace tory merchants. These two men ran a grots r. The cery business and general store out econd of a log cabin at this site. Bricks were manufactured in Silverton at a local hed brickyard. Idahod’Alene Silver. ed a (From p.Currently 27) The Coeur rberRiver system contains wild trout, 29. MANHEIM BUILDING (1890), uilt in both Rainbow and Westslope Cut604 throat. BANK The STREET. Erected soon the St. Joe River system can afterbe the 1890 fire. This two-story reached by driving south from brick building has incurred many Wallace and also offers excellent 906), changes of the facade over the past fishing. Check the Idaho Department of century. In 1903, the doorway was in Fish and Game regulations and informa-


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contact the U.S.Forest Service www.fs.usda. gov/ipnf 208.783.2363 or Wallace True Value Hardware 208.556.1154

Shoshone Golf & Country Club. Open to the public. The 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 Mountain Resort. The newest golf course in the region featuring dramatic elevation changes and spectacular mountain and valley views. Located in Kellogg, Idaho just west of Silver Mountain Gondola Village. Tee



These rivers are also popular for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing. For those who enjoy high country fishing, hiking, or backpacking, there are eight mountain lakes within a short distance of the Silver Valley. Info:

Three Local Golf Courses



tion for details.

The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum transports you back to a time when railroads were the king of transportation.

Seasonal Hours April 15th - October 15th 9:00 am-5:00 pm 219 6th Street, Wallace 208-752-0111 4323388-0428

times, info: (208) 783-1522

Shoshone Medical Center

24/7 Emergency Services & Hospital . 25 Jacobs Gulch, Kellogg, ID

SMC Health & Wellness Center

858 Commerce Drive In Smelterville, ID (just west of WalMart) Public Gym w/Day Rates & Free Outdoor Fitness Park

SMC Community Outreach Center 9 Country Club Lane, Pinehurst, ID


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Snow-covered trails and mountains in the Silver Valley provide excellent winter recreation. Alpine and crosscountry skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, tubing and ice fishing for whitefish are available for the outdoor enthusiast.

in the Pacific Northwest. Both mountains are groomed, but the “powder” enthusiast can often find uncut trails and spring “corn snows” are very skiable. Great powder, and Both areas are few crowds await within a short skiers and snowdrive of Wallace. boarders at Lookout Snowmobiling trails are and Silver Mountain Alpine skiing can groomed from mid-December until Ski areas, both just be enjoyed at Look15 minutes away early March. Fourteen trails are out Pass and Silver available ranging from 12 to 65 Mountain ski areas from November miles in length. through April. Lookout Pass is one of Snowmobiling is allowed on the the first ski runs to open each winter

Please see “Snow” p.31

Everything you need for summer fun in one place! Hunting, Camping and Fishing Supplies including Live Bait, Gold Panning and Metal Detectors, Idaho State Fishing and Hunting License Vendor and Propane Tanks Filled


208-556-1164 716 Bank Street Wallace, ID 4336435-0428

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No offense to Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. Charleston, St. Augustine or San Antonio. But little Wallace, Idaho -- with less than 1,000 residents -- may just be the most historic city in the United States. Unlike any of those other places, Wallace is the only community in the country where the entire town is a protected historic district. Today Wallace looks much the same as it did at the turn of the last

19th century miners in the Coeur d’Alenes

lining. Beneath these stunning wooded mountains surrounding you nearly 7.5 billion dollars’ worth of gold, silver, lead, and zinc has been pulled from local mines - some stretching nearly 9000 feet underground. The mines are allace has a wild, rollicking history of still in operation today.


literal backbreaking labor, overnight The namesake Colonel Wallace (not really a fortunes made and lost, war, gambling, colonel) purchased 80 acres of bordellos, movie stars, Presidential visits largely cedar forest and swampand political assassination.

century, when this was the teeming capital of the billion dollar Northern Idaho mining industry. Wallace has a wild, rollicking history that involves literal backbreaking labor, overnight fortunes made and lost, fires, flood, war, gambling, bordellos, movie stars, Presidential visits and political assassination. And through it all, a real Silver

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land that became the site of the present city of Wallace. It was in the midst of a gold boom in nearby Murray, as fortune seekers from around the world flooded the area. Wallace built a cabin here in 1884 and called the new community Placer Center. His wife, Lucy, arrived in 1885 and became the first postmistress for a population of 14 people. The post office was renamed Wallace. (Cont. p.32)

Wedding Officiants & Photographers 513 Bank St (208)556-0737 Wallace, Id.

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From p.29

streets of Wallace (weather and snowpack permitting). 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 in conditions Wallace please email wallacesnowconditions@ for more information.

Lookout Pass Ski &Recreation Area

Lookout Pass is the number one powder place in the Northwest Rockies with easy I-90 access at the Idaho/ Montana state line. The “Timber Wolf” and “North Star” chairlifts provide expanded access to over 34 named trails and acres of prime powder glade skiing and riding. A new three-story lodge addition includes “The Loft” pub and grub with a great selection of brews and panoramic mountain views. A new food court enhances a great skiing experience. With its family tradition in mind, Lookout prices its lift tickets to encourage return visits. Season passes offer exceptional value for individuals and families. Visit for com-

adventure, the Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail.

Silver Mountain Resort

Everyone finds something special atop Silver Mountain.The abundance of powder and fantastic terrain for skiers and boarders of all abilities have set Silver apart from other area resorts. Depending on Mother Nature, Silver Mountain’s snow season can last well into the sunny days of May and even June. Silver Mountain is just 15 minutes west of Wallace and conveniently accessible directly off Interstate 90. Catch a quick ride from the gondola in Kellogg and get dropped off at the mountain lodge. Walk out the door and click in or jump on a tube — you’re ready to go.

plete information and learn about Lookout’s famous Free Ski School for kids. Lookout Pass is the original Idaho ski area with documented skiing in 1935. In summer, Lookout is the home of North America’s premier rail-to-trail

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Silver Lining: a real town built (from p.30) As the gold


started playing out, Silver was discovered. By 1886, mining claims covered most of the great mines of the district. That year the first school opened here with 15 children from a population of 500 hardy souls. The first narrow gauge railroad arrived in 1887 and several downtown businesses were well established including the first saloon. Wallace soon had plank sidewalks trod by immigrant miners from all over the world. With prosperity came shoot-outs and banditry. In 1890, a flue in the Central Hotel began a fire

Wallace ready for Teddy in 1903

that destroyed the entire business district of wood buildings. New brick buildings, most still standing, were begun immediately. (The entire east side of town burned down again during the 1910 forest fire.)

Labor Wars. Presidential visits. A Governor Murdered

Under the Freeway Flea Market

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Non-Profit organizations are offered FREE booth spaces! Vendor & Volunteer information: Northern Pacific Depot Museum 208-752-0111 4323372-0428

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In 1892 and again in 1899, labor wars broke out between fledgling unions and mining companies. U.S. Army troops including the famous Buffalo Soldiers segregated units imposed martial law here for years as requested by Idaho Governors. Hundreds of miners were imprisoned in a makeshift prison termed the “bullpen,” following the dynamiting of area mills. The fight was heralded around the world as a classic armed struggle between labor and big business. The most famous casualty of the war was retired Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg--who was assassinated years


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later in retaliation for allying with the three hospitals, several merchants mining executives. Western Federaand famously, numerous bars, casinos tion of Miners Union leaders were first and bordellos that thrived until the tried for the murder in Wallace then late 1980s. That financial wherewithal, subsequently acquitted later in a “Trial of the Century” in Boise thanks in large part to the eloquence of their defense lawyer—one Mr. Clarence Darrow of Looking up Wallace’s Sixth St. when horses shared the road with motor cars Chicago. After 1900, and throughout the along with a stubborn stick-to-it-ness 20th century the town became the hub also helped the town weather freof one of the world’s richest mining quent rises and falls of metal prices as districts, with Wallace as the financial well as the two great fires and numercenter of the great mines. ous floods. Yet more trying times lay That wealth and influence then ahead. was so great, it merited a visit from a Triple threat hits Wallace campaigning President Teddy Roosand town fights back evelt. He arrived in Wallace in 1903 It was in 1970 that state and federal and gave a speech from the railroad highway departments declared that station. Wallace was to be no more. The town Mining wealth builds town was to be paved over to make way for It was that wealth which financed Interstate 90. the grand buildings and stately homes City fathers responded by fighting still standing in Wallace to this day delaying actions in court, then quietly -- and fueled a robust city commergetting the whole downtown district cial center that hosted every kind of put on the National Register of Historic business and organization including Places, and thus protected by law. By


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Wallace is history city From p. 33

1986 Wallace had won, forcing I-90 to be built around the town. It was a victory that reverberated around the country and helped blaze the trail for America’s Historic Preservation Movement.

Mining revitalized; economy diversifies.

Today the mines who survived the economic and regulatory shocks are going strong with over 800 people employed locally. Now safer and more environmentally conscientious, they are still Region takes a hit producing minerals critical to AmeriStarting in the 1980s, declining ca’s and the world’s economies. Lead, metal prices and regulatory cracksilver and zinc are all essential to the downs on the mining industry also computer, communications and transdealt the Silver Valley some tough portation industries just to name a economic cards. few. Proven reserves promise producSeveral mines and mills shuttered outing without the rigors of the hike. used for their escape to Wallace tion far into the future. their doors. The entire Silver Valley became overgrown and almost impos- Displays at the Sierra Silver Mine Tour in downtown Wallace its offer more savedThe for the most region has also embraced was designated a Superfund site sible to to locate,hikers. information about this Silver Valley experienced Then, in 2002, a attraction. historic strengths and natural beauty local group partnered with the U.S. clean-up 100 plus years of not always Forest Service to “save” the trail andwithout the rigors of the hike. outing used for their escape to Wallace to take theSilver tourism econmine siteand andalmost accord both advantage their properat theof environmentally friendly mining pracDisplays Sierra Mine became overgrown imposplace in the history of our region. Tour in downtown Wallace offer more sible to locate, saved for the most There omy. are a wealth of outdoor tices. Today, Then, hikersinare invited examabout this Silver Valley experienced hikers. 2002, a toinformation the dozen large illus- skiing, cycling, hiking attraction. groupine partnered with the format U.S. and activities from Billions of dollars have local subsequenttrated Forest Service to signs “save”that therecount trail andthe history more. andaccord consequences of proper the Great 1910 mine site bothand their ly been spent here in the last 30and years place in thefire. history of our region. That of charming Theare trailhead about acombination mile to successfully remediate that environToday, hikers invited lies to examsouth of Wallace on Moon Road safe, walkable streets ine the dozen large formatold and illus- Pass town with mental damage. Wallace’s King trated signs(the thatcontinuation recount the of history Street orofUSFS Road1910 456). From the services -- right on the and complete consequences the Great Today Wallace and theand Silver Valley Silver Streak Zipline Tours trailhead, a moderately challenging fire. doorstep to 2wilderness and recreation trail along the creek takes hikers The trailhead lies about a mile are success stories. Silver Streak Zipline Tours miles up canyon the “Pulaski south of Wallace on the Moon Pass to Road Wallace’s newest adventure, the continues to draw people to Wallace. The towns here get clean billsTunnel” of of(which wasKing known before (the continuation Wallace’s Silver Streak Zipline, has their office the fire as 456). the Nicholson mine). and others welcome center USFS Road From theretirees Many and haveconveniently relocathealth from the EPA. And Street withorthe Silver Streak Zipline Tours at 516 Pine Street. cedar groves, located downtown trailhead, aWaterfalls, moderatelycascades, challenging wildcreek flowers, ancient snags and hised here in recent years. The zipline offers two courses: a west trail along the takes hikers 2 remediation funds cities throughout Silver Streak Zipline Tours toric locations the trail. Wallace’scourse with 6 zips; and east course miles up the canyon to thegrace “Pulaski newest adventure, thean To learn more of our history, please For those not wishing to hike the with 4 zips.has Both courses (which was known before the region have been ableTunnel” to rebuild Silver Streak Zipline, their office have dual 2 miles to the Pulaski trailallowing the option of flying in fire as the Nicholson mine). center conveniently take aTunnel, tripand towelcome ourzips three museums, or critical infrastructure, the the envy ofhead comthe prone displays provide a fascinating Waterfalls, cascades, cedar groves, located downtown at or 516“superhero” Pine Street.position at wild flowers, ancient snags and his- the The zipline offers two courses: a west explore history section of our webmunities much larger in size. toric locations grace the trail. course with 6 zips; and an east course site For those not wishing to hikeat with 4 zips. Both courses have dual LIKE NO OTHER

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The Wallace Swimming Pool was constructed in 1939 funded by a WPA project under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The pool is listed in the Wallace has played host to PresInquisition in National Registry of Historic Places idents, movie stars, and revolutionIdaho” and open for all to enjoy from excoriatJune aries. Here are a few native sons and ing The mineCity owners through early September. of daughters that rose to fame. after Levi Wallace has responsibility for thewas pool imprisoned. and receives operational support from May Awkright Hutton (She quietly Friends of Wallace Swimming Pool, Inc. is one of the most colorful characters bought up In 1999, the Wallace Gem to come out of the Coeur d’Alenes. A Community Committee identified a the tract after world famous suffragette and philanneed for extensive restoration ofathe becoming rich thropist she arrived here as a nearly Maypool. Awkright In 2007, full restoration was commine owner herself). penniless cook. Hutton went on to run Hutton pleted for $265,000. Foundation grants, With new found a local boarding house for miners. local service organization grants, state fortune the Huttons enterWith new husband Levi, grants, pool fundraising events and tained leading notables of the a railroad conductor, she numerousday, private individuals funded including President Teddy eventually became one of the $232,000 towards the project. Roosevelt, William Borah and

eight original owners of the Clarence Darrow. She ran for Hercules mine. Years of faithful Golf Courses the Idaho legislature in 1904. mining their Burke Canyon Shoshone & Country Club, The Golf Huttons left Wallace in claim paid off big in 1901 when open to the public. Six miles westMay of 1907 for Spokane, where they struck it rich. Levi was one Wallace take I-90 exit 54 and follow was instrumental in getting of the men imprisoned in the the first road, heading west, on the the vote for women in Washmining south side of the freeway. Drive to the ington three years later. She Guido Bardelli wars top of Gold Run MountainContinued for spec-p.37 of 1899. Two years later the Huttons were among the wealthiest families in the area. Long before her great riches May advocated Lana Turner for the rights of the underdog. She was instrumental in the 1896 effort to get women the vote in Idaho. She published “A Tale of the Modern


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Wallace has had its flirtation with Hollywood over the years, beginning with silent films in the 1920s and as the backdrop of major motion pictures in the 1980s and 1990s. It was the birthplace and childhood home of movieland star Lana Turner. Here are movies filmed in and around here.

Dante’s Peak (1996)

Dante’s Peak was an adventure film from Universal Pictures starring Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton shot largely in Wallace and nearby communities. Released in 1996, it was made in the grand Hollywood disaster flick tradition. The movie depicts how a fictional Dante’s Peak town (Wallace) gets obliterated by a malignant volcano of the same name. Filled with campy near death escapes by Brosnan and Hamilton, the film has become a cult classic. Each year thousands of Dante’s Peak fans flock to Wallace. Props from the film can be seen at the Wallace District Mining Museum including the Dante’s Peak Museum sign and prop styrofoam “bricks” used in the disaster scenes

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Heaven’s Gate (1981)

Heaven’s Gate, a western epic from director Michael Cimono and starring among others Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Jeff Bridges, Willem Dafoe, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke, contains footage filmed in downtown Wallace in June and July of 1979. Parts of Wallace were made to resemble an old West town with dirt streets and wood sidewalks. The United Artists film bombed at the box office when it was first released in 1981, helping to bankrupt that studio. A director’s cut was released in 2012, however, and that version made the BBC’s list of best 100 American films -referring to it as a “modern masterpiece.” Memorabilia from the film can be seen at the Wallace mining and depot museums.

Frivolous Sal (1925) The action scenes in the 1925 silent film “Frivolous Sal” were filmed in the mines around Wallace. Mine mills, tunnels, shafts and flumes were featured in this action “epic.”

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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. Their Wallace home at 221 Pine is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Guido Bardelli, the Wild Bull of Burke

The Silver Valley has a long history of boxing champs — Herb Carlson, Norman 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 4336412 though the entire Idaho winter was behind him, knocking men out so cold ilveR legACy that people feared them dead. All ChAmbeR 4-28-15 He famously wired a Spokane boxing 753iN. xpromoter 2.167iN. with a challenge to pit him against any fighter out there. “I fear no 5iN. x 2.17iN. man,” he said. Bardelli was posthumous-


ly 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 at the Wallace Civic Auditorium. Visit or for more information.

Lana Turner

Wallace was the childhood home of Hollywood starlet Lana Turner. She was born in 1921 at the local Providence Hospital. Turner’s family had a home at 217 Bank Street, which still stands today. The Turners left Wallace bound for San Fransisco when Lana was six years old. Years later in Hollywood she was a famous Sweater Girl starring in several films and capturing scandalous headlines. She came back to her birthplace in 1942 to help sell war bonds. Turner memorabilia is on display at local Wallace museums.

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allace is unique because of its fine collection of turn-of-thecentury buildings, some designed by nationally known architects. The entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and whole blocks in the business district have remained virtually intact for a hundred years or more. On your tour, look The Jameson for architectural Historic Wallace features such as cast- Preservation Society photo iron cornices and pilasters, terra cotta trim and decorative glass. Some buildings still have the old glass windows with irregular surfaces. Records occasionally conflict on construction dates; in these instances the most likely dates are listed. Historic Wallace was destroyed by fire on July 27, 1890.

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Only two structures survived. The surrounding forests were also spared. Reconstruction began immediately. This time predominately masonry structures were built for better fire resistance. Three of these 1890 vintage structures still grace the corners of Sixth and Bank streets. Start the tour at the Depot. 1. Northern Pacific Center of the Universe Railroad Depot Museum (1902). The depot was finished in 1902. The elegant brick and concrete edifice, andpicturMining Heritage “ornate Exhibition built in This exhibit ofesque,” miningwas equipthe chateau style. It ment just west of the Wallace Visitor is a reflection of the Center (I-90 Exit 61) is a free outtastes of company door museum created bythe Mining and the times. The concrete wasin made Heritage, Inc. Although a work from tailings from the concentrators progress, it is well on its way to of major Coeur d’Alene Mining District becoming a valued educational expemines. The finest depot of its in rience. The layout depicts thetype evoluthe of Pacific this structure tion localNorthwest, mining efforts from the was moved location days of handfrom toolsitstooriginal the modern on the north side of the river in used 1986. techniques and mechanization Recipient of Idaho Preservation Counby the industry today. cil’s Orchid Award. Strategically placed interpretive 2.Jameson Hotel(1907), 304 6th St.. signage provides a highly educational Built for Theodore Jameson to replace insight into what has been a tedious, the frame structure of the same name physically demanding occupation. and location, this pair of concrete Some hands-on exhibits add to the block three-story buildings originally visitor’s experience. A brochure is had matching cornices. The facade available to provide even more meanhas been painted. The structure has ing to restored the layout. been with vintage furnishings Mining Heritage Exhibition, Inc. indoors and out, and the interior is is adesigned tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization to make the two buildings


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Foundation. Wallace city officials signed papers accepting the grant as ashes of the 1910 fires were falling on the town. The building was completed in April 1911 at a cost of $15,300. Constructed along a Renaissance Neoclassic design, it was restored to its original prominence in 1999 as funded by public donations given to the Wallace Public Library Foundation, Inc. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as a symbol of the cultural heritage of our community. Recipient of the Orchid Award from the Idaho Preservation Council.

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Historic Wallace Preservation Society Historic Wallace Preservation Society Inc. welcomes you to Wallace 37. Finch Bldg. 9. Sears McDonald Bldg. and Shoshone County. 10.HWPS Furst Bldg. 10a. Eagles lodge was founded by Miss Nancy 38. The Herrington Hotel 39. Elks Lodge 11. Bldg.who was instrumental LeeFollet Hanson, May Arkwright Hutton 12. Holohan-Mckinley Bldg. 40. Wallace Post Office in placing Historic Wallace on the 13 . Wallace Corner/Hotel 41 . Shoshone Bldg. U.S. Park Service National Register November 7, 1887. 14. Arment Bldg. 15.Most Civic(Tabor)Bldg. 42. North Idaho Telephone Bldg. of Historic Places. unique in May was larger than life in stature 16. Bi-Metallic Building 17.Ryan Hotel 43 . Wallace Dist. Mining Museum this designation is the fact that the and personality, a powerhouse of a 4. Camia Building 1. Northern Pacific Depot 18. Barnard Studio entire town of Wallace is listed on the 2. Wallace Jameson Hotel 5. Kelly Building 19. City Hall National Register of Historic Places. 3. Gyde Sweets Hotel 20. Taylor Bldg. 6. Capt. John Mullan Statue HWPS has a repository of his21. Shoshone County Courthouse O7. U R Wallace Carnegie Library 33nd YEAR toric photographs of the Silver Valley. 22. Hale Bldg. 23. Idaho Press Bldg. 8. Elks Temple Information: Rich Asher 753-2911 24. Coeur d’Alene Hardware 9. Sears McDonald Building 25. Barmon Bldg 26. Stevens Bldg. 10. Furst Building May Arkwright 27 . Masonic Hall & Hutton Temple Arkwright Hutton of Wallace 10a. Eagles lodge 28. May Howes and King Bldg. proudly presents is one of the Bldg. most colorful characters 11. Follet Building 29. Manheim Ph. 392-1105 to come out (509) of theBldg. Coeur d’Alene 30. Rossi Insurance 12. Holohan-Mckinley Building Mining District.Bank Originally 31 . National Bldg. from 13. Wallace Corner/Hotel Summer Melodramas Ohio, came North Idaho in 32 . Theshe Idaho Bldg.to33. Gearon Bldg. 14. Arment Building July 6th-August 28th 6th 1883. Going410 into theStreet boardinghouse 34 . DeLashmutt Bldg. Wednesdays through 15. Civic(Tabor) Building Wallace, ID 83873 business, she met Levi, a Northern 35 . White & Bender Bldg. 7 p.m. 16. Saturdays, Bi-Metallic Building 36 . Aulbach Bldg. and they married on Pacific engineer

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function as one. This work earned owners the Idaho Preservation Council 1979 Orchid Award. Maggie, the ghost, is a regular customer of the Jameson. The Jameson’s original wood structure was constructed in 1889. 3. Sweets Hotel (1907), 308 6th St. 4. Camia Bldg. (1914), 218 6th ST. Three-story red brick building with an overhanging metal cornice at the top and a somewhat narrower one between the first and second floors. This is thought to be the site of the origin of the 1890 fire disaster that leveled the entire downtown Banard Bldg. district. Historic Wallace Preservation 5. Kelly Bldg. (1891), 212 6th St. Society photo Believed to be the oldest wood-frame structure in the business district. This two-story hotel with a flat roof has a projecting wooden cornice supported by wooden brackets. A smaller cornice separates the first and second floors on the front. In past years, the Kelly Building also had “female boarding” accommodations upstairs and a hardware store on the ground floor. Currently the home of the Sixth Street Theatre. 6. Capt. John Mullan Statue. Located north end of 5th Street near the River. Captain Mullan engineered this route through the Bitterroot Mountains. Work on the military road began in 1859 and was finished in 1862. A path 25-feet wide was cut through the forest. Many bridges were built across the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. By 1866, the Mullan Road had been reconstructed, and the route would play a principle role in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District’s development. Today, Interstate 90 and State Highway 95A follow the Mullan Trail. 7. Wallace Carnegie Library (1910-1911),River and 5th Sts. Its Renaissance Neoclassic design is found as a template on many small town Carnegie libraries. It is a portico live bay brick building with a low-pitched roof. Note the three-inch thick heavy entry doors adorned with prismatic leaded glass reproduced from the original designs recaptured during the restoration of 1999. 8. Elks Temple No. 331 (1924), 419 Cedar St.. 9. Sears MacDonald Bldg. (1905), 500 Cedar St. Built to be the Hope Hospital in 1905, this building later was the Morrow Retail Stores headquarters for most of the 20th Century. Morrow’s was established approximately in 1880. At one time there were Morrow’s in 17 north Idaho communities. The store carried everything from washing machines to groceries. It had quality clothing, cosmetics, shoes, jewelry, china and much more. It became the Brooks Hotel in 1992.

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Turner was the Sweater Girl, ethical dilemma facing those who provocatively sexy with a small risk their lives in order to predict town winsomeness — a combinawhen the next big one will erupt. tion meant dynamite the St. Constructed It was filmed throughout the sum10.that Furst Bldg. (1900), 517at Cedar by John G. Furst, a Norwegian box also of fice. She was the image mer of it 1996 in Wallace. who operated a saloon in Gem.of Over the years has housed a sodaDirector fountain coolness andbar, glamour diamonds Roger lead stars Pierce and ice cream a dancein floor and card room, as Donaldson, well as hotel suites. and10A. white fur,Bldg. but (1905), she always drew Galbraith Brosnan Hamilton. Movie Eagles 515 Cedar. andand HallLinda of Spokane designed the the hottest, blackest available at your block local made videoofstore. Eagles Lodge hall in 1905.headlines. The building employs local concrete tailings Bornnearby Februar y 8,and 1921, at the from mines a small amount of silver and gold. Tailings were also used Providence Hospital in Wallace at homes Heaven’s Gate for constructing the county courthouse, and street paving. Currently the Nite the mouth of Burke Canyon, she Heaven’s Gate, a western movie, Rock Events Center. spent her earliest years in a longcontains footage filmed in downtown 11. Follett Bldg. (1898), 518 Cedar gone house near the railroad tracks Wallace in June and July of 1979. 12. Holohan-McKinlay Bldg. (1900), Cedar and 6th Sts. Some documents refer in the canyon. By the time she of the town were faced to to the building as the O’Neil-Samuels Building.Parts The cut-corner entrance has a Corinwas four yearsentry old, with the afamily resemble an Westfloor townatwith thian-columned roundhad arched pediment. Theold ground one dirt time moved five to Wallace. WhenFor shemany wasyears 6, streets and wood sidewalks. In 1981, housed separate stores. professional and business offices were thethe family moved to San Francisco. United Artists releasedoccupied the filmthe that on second floor, referred to as Cozy Corners. Private residences She returned in June of 1942 to was a box office flop. Photos and stothird floor. Currently U.S. Bank. help sell war bonds. ries can be seen at theSt. Mine 13. Fuller Hotel later known as Wallace Hotel (1890), 525 Cedar OneMuseum of the and Depot first dozen masonry structures built after the 1890 fire, Museum. this is the oldest hotel

filmed building inMovies Wallace. The east side is out of plumb. One theory is that the mistake Frivolous Sal inrush Wallace occured in the to replace housing and commercial space after Wallace burned The action scenes in thethousands 1925 to the ground in 1890. The out-of-plumb mistake was noticed only after silent film “Frivolous Sal” continued were Dante’s Peak of bricks had been laid. Instead of wasting time in starting over, builders An epic adventure film from filmed in the Wallace. until the work was straightened. (This theory is based on amines surveyaround of a structural enUniversal Pictures, Dante’s Peak Mine mills, shafts gineer’s report). The Hotel housed the first bowling alley tunnels, for both men andand women. captures cataclysmic of a restaurant May Huttonthe of Hercules Minepower fame ran therefeatured during her flumes were inearly this years actionin Wallace. & Cedar Espresso and Gauteraux & Co. volcanicCurrently eruption6th and explores the Bar“epic.”

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(1907), 304 SIXTH STREET. Built for Theodore Jameson to replace the frame structure of the same name and location, this pair of con42 2016-2017 crete block three-stor y buildings originally had matching cornices. The facade has been painted. The 14. Arment 601 Cedar structure hasBldg.(1911), been restored with This structure was the indoors third Arment vintage furnishings and out, Building the same lot. The first and the on interior is designed to was make destroyed in the 1890 fire; the second the two buildings function as one. was a frame which waswork, reBecause of building this imaginative placed by the present masonry structhe owner was awarded the Idaho ture. The second story, which retains its Preser vation Council 1979 Orchid white brick ornamentation and cornice, Award. Maggie, the ghost, is a reguoperated as a bordello from the 1920s lar customer of thethe Jameson. The into 1980. Currently Silver Corner. Jameson’s original wood structure 15. Civic Bldg. (1933), 401 6th St. The was constructed 1889. by Jesse 1890 frame buildinginoccupied

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5. KELLY BUILDING (1891), 212 SIXTH STREET. Believed to be the oldest wood-frame structure in the business district. This two-story Tabor was destroyed by fire in 1933, and hotel with a flat roof has a projecting replaced with a brick building. Currently wooden cornice supported by wooden Tabor’s Emporium. brackets. A smaller cornice separates 16. Bi-Metallic Bldg. (1911), 605 the first and second floors on the Cedar St. This two-story brick building front. In past years, the Kelly Building was a saloon and hotel for most of its also had “female boarding” accommoexistence. Early maps showed a sepadations upstairs and a hardware store rate frame structure housing a bordello on the ground floor. Currently the behind the brick one. ThisTheatre. business later home of the Sixth Street

moved above the saloon and operated6.until 1988. The second floor, now CAPTAIN JOHN MULLAN the Oasis Bordello Museum, STATUE. Located north endremains of 5th virtually unchanged from the day the Street near the River. Captain Mullan occupants departed, leaving everything engineered this route through the intact since 1988. Bitterroot Mountains. Work on the 17.Ryan Hotel (1903), 608 Cedar. This military road began in 1859 and was business is believed to be the longest finished in 1862. A path 25-feet wide continuously operated legitimate was cut through the forest. Manyhotel in Wallace. Records show operation bridges were built across the South fromof 1903 the present. Fork theto Coeur d’Alene River. 18. Barnard Studio (1907), By 1866, the Mullan Road had614 been Cedar St. T.N. Barnard this reconstructed, and thecame routeinto would area from Wyoming and first took play a principle role in the Coeur his photography studio to thedevelopgold fields in d’Alene Mining District’s Murray. Barnard’s assistant, MissState Nellie ment. Today, Interstate 90 and Stockbridge, commercial and Highway 95Apracticed follow the Mullan Trail. portrait photography at this address until her retirement in the late 1960s. The complete collection of Barnard and Stockbridge photographs are now stored at the University of Idaho, Special Collections in Moscow, Idaho. 19.Wallace City Hall & Fire Dept. 703 Cedar. Built in 1924. Across the street is the former site of the Samuels Hotel(1906)208-682-4924 Cedar and 7th Streets. This classic Victorian hotel was considered & 208-682-2142 one105 of the finest in theSuites Northwest N. Division 3&4when it opened. The Samuel’s was razed in Pinehurst, 1974 as too expensive Idaho to maintain. It was the only brick building ever razed in

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downtown Wallace. 20. Gyde Taylor Bldg. 414 7th St. Built in 1916 21. Shoshone County Courthouse (1905), 700 Bank St. Constructed with locally produced concrete blocks containing mine tailings. The blocks are naturally soft, so over the years the courthouse outer walls have been covered with a stucco material. This structure is a good example of neoclassical revival style. Designed by Stritesky and Sweatt of Spokane, it stands three stories on a raised foundation. It is distinguished by the two-story arched windows about the central entry with its balustraded balcony supported by medallions. Other features include the non-derivative fluted pilasters, denticulated cornice and high parapet. Legendary attorney Clarence Darrow defended accused murderer Steve Adams in this building in 1906. The trial was part of the overall proceedings involving the alleged conspiracy to assassinate Idaho’s former Gov. Frank Steunenberg in December 1905. 22. Hale Bldg(1925), 621 Bank St. 23. Idaho Press Bldg. (1890), 622 Bank St. This building begins what is believed to be the oldest block in the downtown district. It was originally a dry goods store. This is the borderline street for damages incurred by the great fires of 1910. This two-story brick building has a brick cornice, segmentally arched windows and a cast iron front. Currently the Idaho Press Gallery. 24. Coeur d’Alene Hardware Bldg. (1890), 612-622 Bank St. This building replaced the original wood frame structure owned by Holley, Mason, Marks and Company. It is designed to support six stories. The original appearance has been well preserved. The second story has segmentally arched windows with a brick cornice above. An addition was added to the east in 1896. A second Otterson Building was constructed in 1900. The three structures were used as a single building by Coeur d’Alene

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Hardware. It was both hardware outlet and main office for the foundry and manufacturing plant, which produced machinery that were shipped all over the U.S. and to several foreign countries. Some of the double and single drum hoists produced there were used in the mining industry, and remain in use today. Currently the Pizza Factory, Price Tag Antiques and Wallace Brewing. 25. Heller Bldg (1898), 608 Bank St. (Currently the 1313 Club) This two-story brick building has two storefronts joined internally on the first floor. The cast iron pilasters remain. The second story retains its segmentally arched windows. The building has housed a hotel upstairs, a bus depot, a barbershop and a cafe since it was rebuilt in 1898. The 1313 Club completed the most recent renovation in 1998. 26. Stevens Bldg. (1906) 609 Bank St. 27. Masonic Hall and Temple (1917), 605 Bank St. This is a two-story brick building with terra cotta and granite trim. Designed by G.I. Hubbell of Spokane. It is distinguished by the extensive use of terra cotta on the second story and a round-arched entrywith bracketed

curved and denticulated cornice. 28. Howes and King Bldg. (1890), 606 Bank St. Original structure erected in 1884 by owners Henry E. Howes and Horace G. King, early Wallace merchants. These two men ran a grocery business and general store out of a log cabin at this site. Bricks were manufactured in Silverton at a local brickyard. Currently Idaho Silver. 29. Manheim Bldg. (1890), 604 Bank St. Erected soon after the 1890 fire. This two-story brick building has incurred many changes of the facade over the past century. In 1903, the doorway was in the center of the structure and a mortar and pestle adorned the sidewalk out front. During the great fires of 1910, the U.S. Forest Service had an office upstairs. Shortly after, the space became a pool hall and bar. 30. Rossi Insurance Bldg.(1890), 602 Bank St. This building was originally built for the Bank of Wallace. In 1892, the First National Bank of Wallace was created and occupied the site until 1916. The second story was added later with a pressed metal turret. It should be noted this turret is a mimic of the one on the

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any of Wallace’s homes also have historical and architectural significance. Examples of Queen Anne bungalows, American foursquares and other styles are evident along Cedar, Pine and other streets. A separate brochure contains descriptions of historic homes and churches of Wallace; pick up a free copy at the Visitor’s Center or other information outlets. Set aside a half hour or so to enjoy a stroll through our tree-lined residential areas.

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White and Bender Building across Sixth Street. The rear entrance features double doors with leaded glass, which are topped with a fan window pattern of elaborate leaded glass. Rossi Insurance is the oldest established business in the downtown historic district. 31. First National Bank Bldg. (1917), 419 6th St. This second renaissance revival, white terra cotta structure is distinguished by its engaged doric columns, round arched windows, pedimented entry, cornice and parapet. The building went through extensive restoration in the 1980s and received the Orchid Award from the Idaho Preservation Council in 1988. Built originally to house First National Bank of Wallace which was chartered in 1892. 32. Idaho Bldg. (1917), 413 6th St. The two-story red-brick building was constructed for Mrs. OtKelly terson and O.D. “Deke” Jones. It is distinguished Bldg. by its original mezzanine windows and the extenHistoric Wallace sive terra cotta trim. The Idaho Building housed Preservation Society Photo the Pennaluna Company from 1925 until 2015. Currently Friends of the Coeur D’Alene Trails. 33. Gearon Bldg. (1927), 414 6th St. 34. DeLashmutt/McAulay Bldg.(1890), 424 6th St. The building was used as the first post office and county courthouse after the downtown district fires of 1890. The upper-story rooms were known as the “court rooms,” providing boarding. Court proceedings were held here after the hijacking of the county records en route to Osburn from Murray until the present courthouse was built in 1906. Currently Smokehouse BBQ & Saloon. 35. White and Bender Bldg. (1890), 524 Bank St. One of the best Queen Anne commercial sites. The tower was originally built in accordance with the architect’s plans. White and Bender Company expanded from Murray in 1888. The company opened shop on the corner of Sixth and Bank while the fire of 1890 was still smoking — in a tented structure at first. White and Bender was a retail/wholesale mercantile well into the 1930s. The company then became a finance company and a leader in public financing of appliances and automobiles. The building includes some original White and Bender shelving. White and Bender were the first to install electric lights in Wallace. It held the Stewart Wallace Drug and Selig Water Company. Currently Johnson’s Gems. 36. Aulbach Bldg. (1891), 520 Bank St. Built by owner Adam Aulbach, editor-in-chief of the Wallace Free Press, who came over the hill from Murray. He operated a print shop in the back with power from Printer’s Creek. This creek is routed under the building, through Wallace, and drains into the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. • HUNT • RAFT • SWIM • KAYAK • SKI • HIKE • BIKE • ATV • HUNT • RAFT • SWIM • KAYAK • SKI

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2016 Events: Depot Day Car Show May 7

Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 15-18

Statehood Day Parade July 3

Wallace Blues Festival July 8-10

ATV Jamboree July 18-23

Accordion Festival August 12-13

Huckleberry Festival 5K Walk & Run August 19-20

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37. Finch Bldg. (Circa 1898), 516 Bank. 38. Herrington Hotel (1898), 512 Bank 39. Elks Lodge Hall (circa 1905), 506 and 508 Bank St. Designed by Pruesse and Zittle of Spokane, this is the site of the first Elks Lodge 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. Currently 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, and it has a cast stone entry. The tiles were added later. First floor tenants include Sierra Silver Mine Tour, and Eureka Sally Gallery. 42. North Idaho Telephone Co. (1908), 517 and 517 1/2 Bank St. 43. Wallace District Mining Museum and Visitors Ctr. 509 Bank St. This building housed Rice’s Bakery until the early 1970s.

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