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by Karen Trout

Your Complimentary Guide to


e c a l l Wa Historic Homes & Downtown District The Silver Capital of the World and...

The Center of the Universe

• Three Museums • Underground Mine Tours • Antiques Galore • One of a Kind Dining • Ziplines • Two Micro Brewers • Biking/Skiing/Hiking • ATVs & Snow Machines • Wild Life (2&4 legged) • Festivals & Good Times • Lodging

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Wallace Huckleberry Festival 5K Walk & Run August 18-19

Wallace the place to make memories Mike Feiler photo


n behalf of our citizens, I would like to welcome you to beautiful Wallace, Idaho. Not only is Wallace considered the Silver Capital of the world and Center of the Universe, but the entire city is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. When visiting our city, ATVers enjoy a parade in Wallace, where you will find our citizens and merthey can drive on our streets and thousand chants warm and friendly, and the mile plus off road system city clean and safe, with a variety of shopping and activities. There are several museums to visit, Attractions ...................................4-15 two micro-breweries, a silver mine Lodging Guide .................................. 13 tour, a zipline tour and live perforDining Guide ............... ................16-19 mances from our renowned Sixth Saved by the Beer .............................20 Street Melodrama. We hope your visit Recreation ................................. 22-29 will be a wonderful experience for the Festivals .................................... 30-32 In the movies .................................. 33 entire family, so welcome to historic History ....................................... 34-36 Wallace, Idaho, and come back and Walking Tour ..............................38-46 visit us again. Dr. Dick Vester, Mayor Events Calendar .............................. 46

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Mining Treasures he Silver of TtheCapital World!

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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 starting at 10 am to take you to the mine as well Wallace’s historic district. Along the way drivers

Mike Feiler photo

have an entertaining and informative history of Wallace and the Silver Valley. (Tours are 1 hour, 15 minutes. 208.752.5151


ining Heritage Exhibition

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. Hands on exhibits and new interpretative signs guide you into what has been a tedious, physically demanding occupation.

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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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 display at the Wallace Mining Museum). destroyed one-third of The Trail: Today a dozen large format Ranger the city of Wallace. and illustrated trail signs recount the hisMany stories Ed Pulaski tory and consequences of the Great 1910 emerged from the “Big Fire. The trailhead lies about a mile south Blowup.” Perhaps the of Wallace on Moon Pass Road. From the best known was Ranger “Big Ed” Pulastrailhead, a moderately challenging trail ki’s heroic rescue of his crew in a mine along the creek takes hikers two miles up tunnel on the West Fork of Placer Creek. the canyon to the “Pulaski Tunnel”. Holding his men Waterfalls, casthere at gunpoint cades, cedar groves, overnight, Pulaski wild flowers, ancient managed to save snags and historic all but six of his 45 locations grace men. the trail. For those History also not wishing to hike remembers Pulasthe two miles to ki as the inventor the Pulaski Tunnel, of the fire-fighting trailhead displays tool that bears his provide a fascinatJohn Darrington photo name, a combiing outing without the rigors of the hike. nation ax and hoe that has become the Sierra Silver Mine Tour and Wallace District Mining most widely used implement in wildland Museum in downtown Wallace offer more trail information. firefighting.(The original prototype is on

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Crafts & Food Vendors, Music, Kids Games & Special Events Exits 61 or 62 off I-90 Wallace, Idaho 208.290.7183

Enjoy Live Theater at Sixth St. Melodrama

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he Sixth Street Melodrama and Theater offer year-round activity, 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: or (208)752-8871 or 1-877-SIXTHST

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

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Wallace Jewel:

Photo by John Darrington.

The Wallace Depot Museum T


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. Built in 1901, the château style depot houses the museum and gift shop, and is a prime example 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. As you enter the museum, you’ll 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 15, 1992. 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.

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Travel back to Wallace’s past in Mining Museum

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cclaimed as one of Idaho’s finest museums and research facilities and featured on the Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum, the Wallace District Mining Museum has as complete a history of the area as can be found. Open year round the museum provides a fascinating history of the region’s explosive past. Through a series of hands-on, imaginative exhibits and 20 minute video, visitors learn of the 1880s gold rush, discovery of the world’s richest silver deposits, and the 1890s labor strife that led to mass incarcerations, murders and assassination of an Idaho Governor. Extensive exhibits on the Great Fire of 1910 and the Sunshine Mine Disaster are featured as well, as are a myriad of artifacts from area’s history, including a vast photographic collection of life in the mining camps and established towns. (Researchers can browse through the facility’s massive digital archives and extensive photo catalogue). The Smithsonian-based Mine Experience Exhibit features a mock up of underground mines, and explains the risks and rewards of mining treasure miles below the surface. In the mock tunnels find a host of rare artifacts, including the only known complete steam-driven diamond drill in existence. Among the most popular attractions

Top: labor strife a common theme. Center: Wallace miners go to work (1908) Bottom: Dante’s Peak exhibit featured are the Dante’s Peak and Heaven’s Gate exhibits. (Both were shot here). Several props from the films are on display. In their gift shop find numerous volumes on area mining as well as histories of Wallace, the 1892 and 1899 mining wars, the Great Fire of 1910, stories of the sex trade, Buffalo Solders encampments here and more. The museum also features a wide selection of jewelry, bullion and souvenirs as well as a tourist information center with free literature on both local and regional attractions. 509 Bank (208)556-1592

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Screaming good times Silver Streak Ziplines

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

Treasures at the Crystal Gold Mine


ust 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. 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 Continued p.12

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onstructed in 1939 funded by a WPA Pinehurst Golf Course, Pinehurst, roject under President Franklin D. sixteen miles west of Wallace. Exit #45 Roosevelt. The pool is listed in the off of I-90 at Pinehurst and drive one Inquisition in National Registry of Historic Places mile south to the club house, left at the 12 2017-2018 Idaho” nd open for all to enjoy from excoriatJune four-way stop sign. Club house is on the ing The mineCity owners right, just past the bank. (208) 682-2013 hrough early September. of afterfor Levi Galena Ridge Golf Course, at Wallace has responsibility thewas pool imprisoned. Silver Mountain Resort is the newest nd receives operational support from (She quietly Friends of Wallace Swimming Pool, Inc. golf course in the region featuring dramatic elevation changes and specbought uplife in the Silver In 1999, the Wallace Gem ordellos were a fact of tacular Community Valley Committee identified a the tract after for years. Far from running from mountain and valley views. Located in Kellogg, Idaho just west of that history,restoration Wallace celebrates need for extensive ofathe becoming richit -- and 2016-2017 35 Awkright Suffragette, Prize Fighter, Girl does so inrestoration style. Silver Mountain Gondola ool. In 2007, full was com- Sweater mine owner herself). Wallace Swimming Pool Village. For tacular scenery an ton The Oasis Bordello Museum offerstee 20 times, toThe Wallace call (208) 783-1522 or visit(208) 784-0161. Swimming Pool was leted for $265,000. Foundation grants, With new found constructed in 1939 for funded by a WPA 30 minute guided tours of one of Wallace’s a virtual tour. Pinehurst Golf C ocal service organization grants, state fortune the Huttons enterproject under President Franklin D. sixteen miles west grand old brothels. grants, pool fundraising events and tained leading notables of from the 1895 to Roosevelt. The pool is listed in the off of I-90 at Pinehu The Oasis was in business Inquisition in Wallace has played host to PresFish and wildlife numerousday, private individuals funded National Registry of Historic Places mile south to the c including President Teddy 1988 (yes, 1988). occuIdaho” excoriatidents, movie stars, and The revolutionand openIdaho for all to enjoy from JuneValleyfour-way stop sign. North and the Silver 232,000 towards the project. Roosevelt, William Borah and ing The mineCity owners aries. Hereleft are ainfew native sons and pants a hurry, leaving right, just past the through early September. of offer an abundance ofafter fish andpool wildlife Levi daughters that rose to fame. Galena Ridge G Wallace has responsibility for thewas Clarence Darrow. She ran for behind everything from the for and hunters, and other imprisoned. Golf Courses Silver Mountain R receivesfishermen, operational support from outAwkright Hutton the May Idaho legislature in 1904. lipstick on the dressers to a (She quietly Friends of Wallace Swimming Pool, Inc. golf course in the Shoshone Golf &groceries Country is one of the most characters sack of inClub, the kitch- door enthusiasts. The Huttons leftcolorful Wallace in dramatic elevation In 1999, the Wallacebought Gem up to come out of the Coeur d’Alenes. A Two major river drainages and pen to the public. Six miles west of en. The main floor has on tacular mountain a Community Committee identified a the tract after 1907 for Spokane, where May world famous suffragette and philan- several mountain lakes provide fishing Wallace take I-90 exit 54 and follow Located in Kellog need for extensive restoration ofathe becoming rich display items interthropist she several arrived here as of a nearly was instrumental in getting May Awkright Silver Mountain G In 2007, full restoration was com-and mine owner herself). for pool. Rainbow, Westslope Cutthroat, he first road, heading west, on the est from the good old days, penniless cook. Hutton went on to run Hutton the vote for women in Wash- Brook tee times, call (20 pleted for $265,000. Foundation grants, With new found trout. Hunters can bag plentiful local boarding for miners. as well as ahouse caseDrive filled with outh sideaof the freeway. to the local service organization grants, state fortune the Huttons enterington three years later. She With new husband Levi, elk,grants, white-tailed deer, black bear; rdelli items found in Continued the building. op of Gold Run Mountain for specpool fundraising events and tained leadingand notables of the Above: The Oasis Bordello a railroad she muralsp.37 there Fish and wildlife View conductor, the beautiful numerous private individuals funded is alsoday, a limited season on wolves. including Museum. President Left: Teddy The region’s eventually became one of the North Idaho an $232,000 towards the project. oneight theoriginal walls, painted by Robert Roosevelt, William Borah and The Coeur d’Alene River system owners of the sex industry is the offer focus an of abundanc Clarence Darrow. She ran for Thomas 1993. A trip through contains wild trout, bothaRainbow and Herculesinmine. Years of faithful 2017 book by Heather for hunters, fisher Golf Courses the Idaho legislature in 1904. the basement takes one back in timeWestslope mining their Burke Canyon door--enthusiasts. Branstetter, PhD: Selling Sex inClub, the Silver Valley A Cutthroat. Check the Idaho Shoshone Golf & Country The Huttons left Wallace in claimWallace paid off big in a1901 when mining Two major river when was booming open to the public. Six miles westMay of Business Doing Pleasure. Department of Fish and Game regula1907 for Spokane, where they struck it rich. was(208)753-0801. one several mountain l Wallace take I-90 exit 54 and follow Open May to Levi October camp. was instrumental getting tions forindetails. of the men imprisoned in the for Rainbow, Wests theand first information road, heading west, on the the vote for women incan Washmining The Joe River system be Brook trout. Hunte southSt. side of the freeway. Drive to the ington three years later. She elk, white-tailed de Guidoreached Bardelli wars top of Gold Run for specby p.driving southContinued from Wallace p.37 From 11 Mountain there is also a limi of 1899. excellentasfishing. siteoffers was rejuvenated a tourist attraction. The Coeur d’Al Two years later and also THE OASIS contains wild trou These Visitors rivers aresee also for kayawill thepopular smithsonite crystals the Huttons Westslope Cutthro were among the king, canoeing, that have formed the walls, and quartz raftingonand tubing. BORDELLO Department of Fis wealthiest families Forveins with goldenjoy and silver. Panning those who highGold country tionsinand informa MUSEUM in the area. cluded with tours Long before fishing, hiking, or backpacking, there The St. Joe Rive during summer lakes within a reached by driving are eight mountain her great riches Guided Tours I-90 Exit Silver Valley. and also offers exc months. May advocated short distance of the per person Lana Turner These rivers are a 54 to the Miners Mefor the rights of the The Oasis king, canoeing, ra morial, turn left (west) Daily: 10am-5pm underdog. She was instrumental in the Bordello on Silver Valley Road For those who Sundays 1896 effort to get women the vote in 11-3 Crystal

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Hotels and Motels

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

Brooks Hotel

319 Pine St., Wallace (208)512-0702

Hercules Inn

Kellogg 208-512-3120/784-3155

Ryan Hotel & Lux Rooms

The Bungalow

Stardust Motel

Kellogg Vacation Homes

Wallace Inn

Idaho Mountain View Cottage

RV Parks

Ona’s House

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

Alhambra Retreat

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

608 1/2 Cedar St & 601½ Cedar St., Wal483 Paradise Ln. Pinehurst (208)771-2219 lace (208) 753-6001

Bear Creek Lodge

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

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

Properties throughout the Silver Valley 208-786-4261

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

Mullan (208) 744-1328/800 435-2588

Wallace RV Park

Bed & Breakfasts

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

Mullan House

51931 Silver Valley Rd. Kellogg(208)783-4653

Siri Christina

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

27706 S Latour Creek Rd Cataldo (208) 682-3555

18 Emerson Lane Kellogg 208-783 0315

725 River St. Mullan 208-744-1444

Avery 1923 School House

Blue Anchor RV Park

300 W Mullan Ave, Osburn (208)752-3443 370 Old River Road Avery,208-245-2450 By the Way Campground Beale House 907 N. Division Pinehurst (208)682-3311 107 Cedar St., Wallace (208)752-7151 Crystal Gold Mine RV Park 501 Hunter St., Mullan (208) 755-6481

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Center of the Universe? The Center of the Universe. Well, it could be. It began as a tongue in cheek protest to federal overreach. You could call it a symbolic act of defiance from a tiny David thumbing a nose at indifferent Goliaths of federal agencies and their seemingly absurd bureaucratic logic. In 2004 the town declared a manhole cover at the center of Bank and Sixth Sts. to be the Center of the Universe.

The manhole cover is now adorned with symbols of the great mines of the area. People come from around the planet, and perhaps, the Universe, to visit the spot and join in the fun.

Cataldo Mission, Nine Mile Cemetery are must sees for visitors to region

For the history fan Wallace, Idaho and surrounding area boasts a treasure trove of attractions. So much so Wallace was recently honored by True West Magazine as one of the top ten historic towns in the West. (Feb. 2017 issue) Here are two local attractions often ovelooked:

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The Cataldo Mission. Located 30 miles west of Wallace just off Interstate 90, the Cataldo Mission is Idaho’s oldest standing building. Erected in 1853 by Jesuit missionaries and Native Americans from the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the completely restored mission building and adjacent state park and interpretative center are a must stop for any traveler and shutterbug. Open year round.(208)682-3814 Nine Mile Cemetery. Laid out among steep hills and forest is a 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. Located one mile south of Wallace on St. Rte. 456. Head north past the City Limits

Brew Pub. Look for the green “1” mile marker on right. Cemetery is across the road on the left.

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Get Higher on Stairs

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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 staircases. Several stairways have now been replaced or restored. Most stairways are 100 feet long and have 76 to 84 steps, in-

cluding those with landings and benches. John Darrington photo

Road to Riches, Burke Canyon

Burke, Gem, Frisco, Black Bear, Yellow Dog—all legendary names of towns filled with stories of Bonanza and Bust and all a short drive up Burke Canyon Road at Exit 62 off I-90 at Wallace (Idaho State Rte 4). On your way up the canyon see the massive ruins of the Frisco Mill, blown apart by striking workers in the 1890s mining war, as well as those still inhabited mining towns alongside river and within a couple of miles of each other. Spectacular scenery and views along with frequent sightings of deer and Elk abound the whole seven mile drive to the once bustling town of Burke. Set in canyon so narrow that the mines, mills, rail, road and even a hotel had to share the same thoroughfare.

A dual concept restaurant

Sandwich Shoppe & Italian Dinner

That hotel, the Tiger, made Ripley’s Believe or Not for having river and railroad passing through the building.

1313 Club

Historic Saloon & Restaurant Buffalo Burgers • Mexican Food Homemade Soups • Daily Specials Microbrews on Tap Unique Atmosphere

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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 Wine Bars -- there’s something for everyone.

Fainting Goat Wine Bar and Tap Room (208)

A feast for the eyes and the tummy at the Red Light Garage

556-5655 516 Bank St.—is an elegant yet casual dining experience. Exquisite entrée and appetizer menus put it an intimate, welcoming setting makes for a great dining experience not out of place in any major metropolitan setting anyplace on the planet. Open for lunch and dinner. the-

The Blackboard Café is a dual concept

restaurant featuring classic and modern sandwiches, soup and salad for lunch and classic Italian dinner in the evenings. Not only is the food great, so is the playful atmosphere. They have blackboards that stretch the length of the

restaurant, covered with hand drawn chalk pictures by local artists and quotations from world famous foodies. Their Sandwich Shoppe is open from 11:00am 3:00pm. Italian Dinner runs from 5:00pm 8:00pm. Located in historic downtown Wallace at 517 1/2 Bank Street    208512-7553

The Smokehouse BBQ

Casual fine dining at the Goat

& Saloon is a true Wallace landmark. Before it was a place of legendary Memphis Barbecue, the 1890 built building served as a courthouse, a bank and a house of ill-repute. Add in the full complement of local brews and a fully stocked bar, and you have the quintessential Wallace experience. At the corner of Sixth and Bank, a.k.a the Center of the Universe. Follow the BBQ aroma to their smoker 208.659.7539

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

Stop by the orehouse tasting room for a delicious locally brewed beer.

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Treasure of choices

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Crystal Gold Mine Tom Ir win, a gold prospector, discovered a gold bearing vein in 1879; he built a cabin and mined the vein for three years. atmosphere with He blasted the hillThe 6th & side down hide the mine before every possibletokind Cedar Espresso hemounted left, leaving of game his track, mine car Bar and Interand Buffalo tools inside — a sure sign that from to net Cafe inside he intended Jackaloupe, andtoa return. He did not, the Wallace Corner however, and the mine stayed hidvirtual cornucopia Hotel offers high den and for over a hundred of local andlost regional powered caffeinmemorabilia. (Next years. ated drinks and a doorInyou’ll findthe owner saw water 1991, variety of breakfast their sisterout property, seeping of the hillside. Hoping choices from the Wallace it was aBrewing, spring, he dug into the classic bagel lox abank renowned local and partially uncovered the and cream cheese, microbrewery). portal. In 1996 the site was sold to Gourmet to veggie and fruit Open forminer Lunch who uncovered the Sandwich Shoppe inspired combinaa retired &rest Dinner, Seven Open 7am of the mine and rejuvenated & Italian Dinners tions. Days. 608 Bank to 7pm. Sixth and it as a tourist attraction. Visitors at the Blackboard Cedar Streets 208St. 208.752.9391 will see the smithsonite cr ystals 556-5011. that have formed on the walls, and Look for the space ship. It’s parked quartz veins and silver. At the Citywith Limitsgold Brew Pub and in the lot at the Red Light Garage Gold Panning included withbrew tours North Idaho Mountain Brew, on Fifth and Pine Streets. A must stop during put summer months. To reach masters out some of the region’s for youngsters or just the young at heart, finest local beers with the mine, takematched I-90 Exit 54atovaried the their walls, halls, and ceiling are bedecked lunch andMemorial, dinner menu.turn Open lunch and Miners left (west) dinner, theyValley offer Brewery tours,travel a full bar on Silver Road and two with every kind of road sign from across and more. A popular spot post ski, bike or miles. snowmachine ride. Located 100 feet from the Hall of Fame Rails to Trails Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes at 108 Nine Mile Road. 208.556.1885

Memphis Style BBQ

The legendary Albi’s Steakhouse lies inside the landmark Camia

Bldg. enjoy a varied dinner and lunch menu in the restaurant, under the portraits of the town’s former madams. Their specialty is fine steaks hand cut. At Pine and Sixth Street across from the iconic Northern Pacific Railway Depot. Wallace has many colorful historic 208.556.1855 homes. Entertainment Every Weekend



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27. MASONIC HALL AND TEMPLE (1917), 605 BANK STREET. This is a two-story brick building with terra cotta and granite trim. Designed Antiques) the Pacific NW, by G.I. Hubbell of Spokane. It is distinguished by the 618 Bank Street along with campaign extensive use of terra cotta on the secReservations call memorabilia, musical ond story and round-arched entry 208.659.7539 instruments and aevery withofbracketed curved and denticuFind Mom’s one the America’s lated cornice. Vintage Eatery license plates. four short miles Best known for 28. HOWES AND KING west in Osburn. their Huckleberry BUILDING (1890), 606 BANK Huge helpings, Shakes, but enjoy STREET. Original friendly service and classic burgers, a full structure erected in 1884 by owners Henry E. Howes 98), Center of the Universe homemade pies all breakfast menu and and stocked Horacebar. G. King, early Wallace story earned Mom’s the fully merchants. These two men ran a gronts distinction as one Open for breakfast cery and business or. The lunch Idaho’s best diners. dinner.and general store out of a log cabin at this site. Bricks were second 208.556.0575 208.556.1668. manufactured in Silverton at a local ched Idaho. The Silver Tea that has created thisOsburn outdoor museum Mining Heritage Exhibition brickyard. Currently Idaho Silver. sed a Wallace is also Room at Price Tag with donations and volunteer labor. This exhibit of mining equiprberhome to two restauEnjoy an Antiques. Additional information on this project ment west of the Wallace Visitor 29.just MANHEIM BUILDING (1890), uilt in elegant rants in hotels. brunch or can be obtained by writing to MHE, Center (I-90STREET. Exit 61) is a free soon out604 BANK Erected the popular locals’ lunch tea with fine Box 469, Wallace, Idaho,A 83873. door museum created by Mining The Brooks Hotel Restaurant after surrounded the 1890 fire. This two-story spot, the Brooks china by Heritage, Inc. Although work hasa both the classic diner feel Hotel offers the brickand building has incurred manyin 19th early 20th Center of the Universe progress, it is well on its way changesmemorabilof the facadeand overfaire theto past 1906), Century to match. classic diner expe-of Don’t miss standing at the Center becoming valued educational expecentury. Ina1903, A dozen ia. (Inside Price Tag the doorway was in the Universe, locatedrience. in the intersecrience. The layout depicts the evolutables, friendly personable staff and comtion of local mining efforts from the tion of Bank and Sixth Street in downplete Historic breakfast lunch and dinner menu. town days of hand tools to the modern Salad & soup bar, too. Open seven days Wallace. techniques and mechanization used on the Wallacecorner of Cedar and Fifth Streets. by the industry today. 208.556.1517. declared itself Strategically placed interpretive Just off Interstate 90 at exit 61, the be the signage provides a highly educational to Trailside Café at the Wallace Inn “probabilisinsight into what has been a tedious, is the town’s most accessible restaurant tic” Center of physically demanding occupation. from the freeway. The Café caters to the the Universe Some hands-on exhibits add to the traveler and business person with a modbecause it is visitor’s experience. A brochure is ern restaurant. “Silver available to provide even more mean- the Feast your eyes on the menu or the Capital the World.” The Center 8:00 ing to the layout. excellentofviews of mountain, forest orofriver the Universe is a tribute to the mining Mining Heritage Exhibition, Inc. is scape. Open seven days 208.752.1252 0 industry in the Silver Valley. a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) organization The Northern Pacific

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Wallace Area Dining Guide


Smoke House BBQ & 1313 Club Saloon 608 Bank Street Bank & 6th at the Lunch and Dinner Center of the Universe 208.752.9391 Lunch and Dinner Albi’s Steak House 208.659.7539 & Gem Bar th 6th & Cedar 6 & Pine 208.556.1855 Espresso Bar Dinner & Pub Food Sixth & Cedar Sts. Black Board Café High-powered brews & 208.556.5011 517 Bank 208.512.7553 fresh baked goodies at Espresso & baked (Lunch & Dinner) 6th & Cedar goods Brooks Restaurant The Pizza Factory & Lounge 612 Bank 500 Cedar St. 208.753.9003 Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Lunch & Dinner 208.752.8171 Trailside Café @ City Limits Brew Pub Wallace Inn Memphis BBQ done 108 Nine Mile Road Breakfast, Lunch and right at Smokehouse Home of North Idaho Banquets (all year) BBQ & Saloon Brewery Dinner (May-Oct) Lunch & Dinner Dining guide & brewery photos: 208.752.1252 Alex Sigalis, Jamie Pirozzi, 208.556.1885 Harvest Foods 800 Bank St. 208.752.1233 On the Go Full Service Deli & Bakery Mom’s Vintage Eatery 713 E Mullan Ave. Osburn Breakfast, Lunch & DInner 208.556.1668 The Red Light Garage 302 5th Street 208.556.0575 208-682-3311 Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner N. Division 907 N.907 Division I-90 Exit 45 Silver Tea Room (Inside Price Tag Antiques) Pinehurst, ID83850 83850 Pinehurst, ID 618 Bank Street Reservations call 208.659.7539



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purest water into supremely satisfying and awarding winning brews. North Idaho Mountain Brewery. 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

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 Or find their brews in

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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,

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On the Trail of the Hiawatha

Enjoy our hiking and biking trails Recreation

Route 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 from around the world. It starts at Lookout Pass, and wends its way through 15 miles of jaw dropping scenery, rolling over

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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 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 Hiawatha Trail is open daily from late May to early Oc-

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Hall of Fame cycling trails

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tober, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT. Trail

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The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of

the most spectacular and popular trails in the western United Wild Living States. (Start the trail You never know who you’re going to meet in in Mullan or in Wallace our great out doors. Wild life abounds here. On the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. at Sixth Street under the I-90 freeway). Find over 70 miles of well-maintained picnic tables and benches. Along the trail asphalt that is perfect for road bikers, are 36 unique bridges and trestles that walkers, and in-line skaters. cross mountain creeks, whitewater rivers The trail nearly spans the Panhandle and tranquil lakes. of Idaho as it runs along rivers, beside Wildlife is abundant. Moose, deer, elk, lakes, and through small towns in Idaho’s black bear, bald eagles, osprey, herons, Historic Silver Valley. otters, beavers and waterfowl make the The trail has a gentle grade and adjacent river, lake, forest and marshland smooth surface, with 20 developed trailtheir home. heads and 17 scenic waysides that have Continued p.26



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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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A five minute drive Pass Road will lead lace’s Historic Nine Heroes’ graves fro conflict from the C well as monument 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 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


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 The towns can be accessed either via Moon Pass from Wallace’s King St. (closed in Winter to motorists, but open to snow following State Route 3, the White Pine Scenic Highway. Drive past the series of chain lakes before coming to St. Maries. year-round in both towns. The U.S. Forest Ranger District Office at Avery (208)245-4517 has brochures on trails and cam

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Mileage to Historic Wallace



e north on Dobson d travelers to Wale Mile Cemetery. om every American Civil War onward as ts commemorating 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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Seattle Spokane Post Falls Sand Point Coeur d”Alene Kellogg Osburn Mullan Murray Cataldo Lookout Pass Taft St. Maries Pearson Avery Saltese St. Regis Yellowstone Glacier Park Thompson Falls via Murray via St. Regis Clark Fork Missoula Kalispell Whitefish Butte

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Your outdoor playground (from page 23) The trail

also accesses several points of interest in Wallace including the Great Northern Railroad Depot and the Hercules Mill.

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is managed by the Coeur d’Alene Tribe from Plummer to Harrison, and by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation from Harrison to Mullan. For more Information including detailed maps: Tribe Trail Manager (208) 686-7045, State Trail Manager(208) 682-3814 or visit online at and

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Silver Mountain Resort is the region’s four season outdoor recreation playground. Located just west of Wallace off I-90 in Kellogg, it boasts famous lift served mountain bike trails and the Silver Rapids Indoor Water Park. Plus the Morning Star Lodge offers adventure packages for river rafting, biking, golfing, fishing, disc golf, tennis, geocaching, ATV adventures, and kids activities. Morning Star Lodge guests now enjoy the waterpark as an amenity. They can

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Your outdoor playground 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. Info:

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Wallace Pool

Fish and wildlife

Looking for a way to cool off? Take a North Idaho and the Silver Valley offer dip at the Wallace Pool. Located a block an abundance of fish and wildlife for south of the Center of the Universe, the hunters, fishermen, and other outdoor pool is one block south of Sixth and Bank, enthusiasts. Two major where Sixth Street beriver drainages and several Silver Mountain comes Hotel Street. mountain lakes provide fishWaterpark Though built in ing for Rainbow, Westslope 1939, the pool has seen Cutthroat, and Brook trout. hundreds of thousands of Hunters can bag plentiful dollars in major upgrades elk, white-tailed deer, and in recent years. Open for black bear; there is also a all to enjoy from June limited season on wolves. through early September.

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Spring time on the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in Wallace.

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

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

Three Local Golf Courses

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 times,

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Enjoy huge powder & tiny lift lines at Lookout and Silver Mountain Ski areas, both just 15 minutes away.

Snow time is show time

Snow-covered trails and mountains in the Silver Valley provide excellent winter recreation. Alpine and cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, tubing and ice fishing for whitefish are available for the outdoor enthusiast. Alpine skiing can be enjoyed at Lookout Pass and Silver Mountain ski areas from November through April. Lookout Pass is one of the first ski runs to open each winter in the Pacific Northwest. Both mountains are groomed, but the powder enthusiast can often find uncut trails and spring “corn snows” that are very skiable. Both areas are within a short drive of Wallace. 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). 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. Check out SIlver Mountain’s year round events and specials at Visit for complete information and learn about Lookout’s 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 adventure, the Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail.

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Wallace is Festival City

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Spring, Summer, Fall or Depot Day May 13: Winter. Pick a season or a Classic Car Show takes reason and there’s a fes- over Wallace Streets tival or Event in Wallace.


For more details on all these events visit our Wallace Idaho Chamber Facebook page or website, Depot Day Car Show May 13. 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 Wallace Blues beer garden feaFestival July 7-9: turing local micro Dancing in the streets as brews as well as award winning blues artists like live music, real Terrie Odabi rock Wallace

dancing in the streets and yes, more. (208) 752-0111 Wallace Fight Nights May 6 and November (date tba). Amateur boxers from around the Inland NW and Canada duke it out at the Wallace Civic Auditorium each May and November in these USA Boxing sanctioned contests. Facebook: Silver Valley Boxing

Square Dancing at the Center of the Universe June 8-10. Wallace hosts this year’s Idaho State Square SIERRA SILVER MINE TOURMine Tour Sierra Silver and Round Dance Festival. Enthusiasts Experience the world U Experience from around the Gem State and region of underground the world will shut down our famous town center N hard-rock mining in the richest of hard silver district onD earth to dance in the streets. The party dances rock silver west Tours departing every 30 minutes daily to Spokane the next week for the E mining! starting May 1st thru September 30th. Washington State Convention. R 1.25 hour tours depart Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 15G every 30 minutes May 18. It’s BBQs, a radiothon, a carnival with thru Mid–October R midway rides and concessions right smack 420 Fifth St., Historic Wallace, ID O in the middle of Wallace -- all capped 208-752-5151 U off with the Lead Creek Derby Saturday N afternoon. Win a pot of cash if you guess D correctly how long it takes a giant mul-

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ticolored leather ball to bob down the river from Mullan to Wallace. Folks line the river the entire seven mile route. All proceeds raised go towards local scholarships. Dean Cooper at

Gyro Days June 15-18:

Carnival rides on downtown streets

Porsche Road Rally July 13

Wallace holds the

Welcome Wallace back to checkered flag for Wallace. Founders Day Parade up to 200 Porsche and Picnic June 24. Our name drivers sake William R. Wallace left town 126 years ago. We are welcoming him, or rather his tombstone with a grand parade, picnic, celebration and dedication., Jamie Baker at 208.556.0575, director@

Statehood Parade July 3. Ring in Idaho and America’s birthdays with a big parade down the town’s main drag. Info at walla-

Wallace Blues Festival July 8-10. This is one not to miss. Bluesmen, (and women)

from around the country draw huge crowds, packing Wallace, partying and dancing in the streets. Porsche Club of America Road Rally July 13. Over 1,000 Porsche Clubbers will be in the area that week for the group’s annual convention in Spokane. Up to 200 of them will descend on Wallace after completing a 140 mile road rally through Idaho’s beautiful back country. 208.753.7151

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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

Wallace Founder’s Day Parade & picnic June 24

Statehood Day Parade July 3

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 plus a 5K walk and run. 208.290.7183

enjoy river, mountain and town scape.


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

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. Come see our Yuletide Lighting Festival Dec. 2-3 & Large Selection Dec. 9-10 Enjoy lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, the Winter of Quality Walk, gingerbread contest, parades and downtown merchants Antiques! specials.


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Mullan/Wallace Winter Motor Sports Carnival Dec. 31-Jan. 7: Snowmobile and Motorized Snowbike racers in Mullan and Wallace for two Grand Prix Style Events. 208-753-0591, director@walla604 Bank Street 208.753.7151 Mullan Wallace, ID 83873 Trail Gas & Grocery 208.744.1444

41st Annual Memorial Day Take Exit 33 off I-90 , Follow Signs to Community Park

Flea Market Montana’s Largest

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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 1997, the movie depicts how a fictional Dante’s Peak town (Wallace) gets obliterated by a malignant volcano of the same name. 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

Available for sale locally at the Wallace District Mining Museum, The Northern Pacific Railroad Museum, and Sierra Silver Mine tour.

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 were filmed in the mines around Wallace. Mine mills, tunnels, shafts and flumes were featured in this action “epic.”

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There is so much to tell about Wallace, Idaho, America’s only city entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The driving force behind our history is the region’s mineral wealth. Since 1884 over 1.3 billion ounces of silver have been mined 19th century miners in the Coeur d’Alenes here--$90 million in the last 12 mos. alone. And nearly make 21st Century communications, $140 million of all metals in that rary transportation, energy and other aspects same time period. One mine alone tional of modern life possible). here—the Sunshine—has produced That wealth has driven the story of more silver than the entire Comstock ral n Wallace, built the grand mansions here Lode in Nevada. This place is literally ipient Wallace that would not be the richest silver allace has a wild, rollicking history of out of place in San daho district on the literal backbreaking labor, overnight Francisco and the Nancy planet, or as we fortunes made and lost, war, gambling, ntal stately buildings May Arkwright Hutton say “The Silver Capital bordellos, movie stars, Presidential visits of our downtown he of the World.” and political assassination. ister November historic commer(And yes 7, we1887. are nin May was larger than life in stature cial district. still mining here, with hard working men Wallace the and personality, a powerhouse of a Those riches also fueled two incredibly on the and women suppling the minerals that violent labor conflicts—the result of which Nancy aces. was the blowing up of mills, trains, mass ntal sarrests and the assassination of an Idaho May O Arkwright Hutton U R 34T H Y EA R he Valley. governor. (1892-1905) ister 11 November 7, 1887. Wallace’s history is also entwined in in May was larger than life in stature the nature surrounding us. The majestic the and personality, a powerhouse of a pine covered Bitterroot Mountains and on the allace the rivers and streams tumbling down our aces. acters canyons have shaped this place. Perhaps isproudly presents ne the most significant natural event was the mValley. Great Fire of 1910 -- still the largest land 11 in fire in U.S. history. It burnt 3 million acres ouse in 36 hours including a third of Wallace, hern and claimed up to 90 lives. July 5th-August 22nd allace ed on Teddy Roosevelt, who had visited WalWednesdays through acters Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. All summer tickets are $10 ne mrting productions in November, AllOther summer tickets are $10 night Other productions in November, December, February and March in December and March ouse ome hern ch 212 6th Street ied on fast Wallace, ID 83873 All summer tickets are $10 enter 208-752-8871 arting Other productions in November, own 877-SIXTHST Adventure by Day, December, February and March enight Modern Bed & Breakfast by Night



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lace in 1903, used that sacU.S. President Teddy Roosevelt rifice of men and material visited Wallace in 1903 as well as the heroes of that fire to cement the mission of the US Forest Service to preserve and protect our nation’s forests. (The story of that fire was the subject of 2010 NY Times Bestseller The Big Burn by Timothy Egan and a 2015 episode of the same name from the award winattle to Boston, except for the stretch ning PBS show the American around Wallace. Experience) Bulldozers were ready to tear The main reason howevdown the town. What stopped er behind Wallace’s official them? City fathers and mothers had designation is Interstate 90. quietly put every building in the Our friends in Washington downtown on the National Register. D.C. and Boise wanted to It was a major precedent for the pave over the town to build the freeway. National Preservation Act and resulted in But the town said “no” and held up the the Federal and State Hwy Departments. project in court for 17 years. The entire being forced to construct a $43 million freeway was built and completed from Se- diversion. Continued p.36


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Wallace celebrates its colorful past in the most Today Wallace celebrates its colorful past in colorful time of the year the most colorful time of Right: Our charming downtown the year, October’s 6-8 Fall For History Festival, commericial district with tours of historic homes and churches, speakers, historic enactments, plays and more. It’s all part of the museums, many attractions here that continue to draw both visitors and transplants to Wal- or explore the history section of our website at wallace: safe, walkable streets, charming old town and complete services -- right on the And to become doorstep to wilderness and nearly limitless part of our present, just contact us: The Historic Wallace Chamber of Commerce 208outdoor recreation. To learn more of our 753-7151 history and the history festival, visit our

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coursing through the he Miners Memowork areas. The disasrial Statue seven ter was felt in every miles west of Wallace home in the valley. commemorates the The Memorial ninety-one men who Statue was dedicated perished at the Sunshine exactly two years Mine disaster in 1972, as later. It stands 20 feet well as the brave souls tall above its concrete who waged a herculean base. rescue effort—some It’s located at of whom who nearly Big Creek just off died themselves, and Interstate 90 (Exit 54) the families whose lives approximately seven were forever changed miles west of Wallace. from the tragedy. The memorial was deNinety-one men signed and constructdied as a result of an underground fire at the Miners salute the fallen from the Sunshine Mine ed by Idahoans. Sunshine Mine on May Disaster at Miners’ Memorial Statue seven miles The eternal flame west of Wallace at Big Creek. Mike Feiler photo in the miner’s helmet 2, 1972. is a constant beacon to Though no miners remind us all of the strength of Idahoans, were in the vicinity of the fire itself, they especially of those in the Silver Valley. were unable to escape the fire gases

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allace is unique because of its fine collection of turn-of-the-century 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 for architectural features such as cast-iron cornices and pilasters, terra cotta trim and The Jameson decorative glass. Some Historic Wallace Preservation buildings still have Society the old glass windows photo 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. 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 struc-

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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 2. Wallace Jameson Hotel 19. City Hall 3. Gyde Sweets Hotel 20. Taylor Bldg. 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) 392-1105 30. Rossi Ph. Insurance Bldg. 31. National Bank Bldg.

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4. Camia Building 5. Kelly Building 6. Capt. John Mullan Statue 7. Wallace Carnegie Library 8. Elks Temple 9. Sears McDonald Building Member of 10. Furst Building Northwest’s Largest 10a. Eagles lodge Furniture 11. Follet Building Buying Group 12. Holohan-Mckinley Building 13. - Floor Wallace Corner/Hotel Furniture Covering - Appliances 14. Arment Building 110 McKinley Ave. (208) 786-9351 IDAHO 15. KELLOGG, Civic(Tabor) Building Delivery to the entire Silver Valley 16. Bi-Metallic Building 17. Ryan Hotel 18. your Barnard Studio private campground 19. Wallace City Hall 20. Gyde Taylor Building

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district. 5. Kelly Bldg. (1891), 212 6th St. 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 Melodrama & Theater. 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 Banard Bldg. River. By 1866, the Mullan Road had been Historic Wallace Preservation reconstructed, and the route would play a prinSociety photo ciple 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. 10. Furst Bldg. (1900), 517 Cedar St. Constructed by John G. Furst, a Norwegian who also operated a saloon in Gem. Over the years it has housed a soda fountain and ice cream bar, a dance floor and card room, as well as hotel suites. 10A. Eagles Bldg. (1905), 515 Cedar. Galbraith and Hall of Spokane designed the Eagles Lodge hall in 1905. The building employs local concrete block made of tailings from nearby mines and a small amount of silver and gold. Tailings were also used for constructing the county courthouse, homes and street paving. Currently the Nite Rock Events Center. 11. Follett Bldg. (1898), 518 Cedar 12. Holohan-McKinlay Bldg. (1900), Cedar and 6th Sts. Some documents refer to the building as the O’Neil-Samuels Building. The cut-corner entrance has a Corinthian-columned entry with a round arched pediment. The ground floor at one time housed five separate stores. For many years professional and business offices were on the second floor, referred to as Cozy Corners. Private residences occupied the third floor. Currently U.S. Bank. 13. Fuller Hotel later known as Wallace Hotel (1890), 525 Cedar St. One of the first dozen masonry structures built after the 1890 fire, this is the oldest hotel building in Wallace. The east

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an acclaimed mining exhibit showing panning, hydraulic, underground and dredging methods; a blacksmith 42 2017-2018 shop; an old-fashioned school room; a parlor; vintage barbershop and docNorth Fork of the tor’s office; Molly B’Damn’s bedroom; Coeur d’Alene River a 1900s kitchen; the world’s longest Travel north on Sixth Street out side is out of plumb. One theory is that the mistakewooden occurredchain; in the rush to replace housing and historical photographs of Wallace and the road eventually commercial space after Wallace burned to the ground in 1890. The out-of-plumb mistake was and hundreds of displays. becomes Forest Service Road 456. noticed only after thousands of bricks had been laid. Instead of wasting time in starting over, buildThis is “people-built museum” was This scenic until trip the goes over ers continued work wasDobson straightened. (This theory based on a survey of a structural turned over to a private, nonprofit Pass. You then have the option of engineer’s report). The Hotel housed the first bowling alley for both men and women. May Hutton corporation in in 1982, andCurrently is funded turning onto Pass to there during of Herculeseast Mine fameKings ran a restaurant her early years Wallace. 6th & through grants and donations. Murray, or continuing north Cedar Espresso Bar and Gravis the Admission remains small community of Pritchard. 14. Arment Bldg.(1911), 601 Cedar From This structure was the third Arment free. Building on the same Towas return tobuilding Wallace, turn Pritchard, youdestroyed can travel Forest lot. The first was in the 1890 fire; the second a frame which wasright replaced onwhich the highway, follow it until it interService Roadmasonry 208 along the beautiby the present structure. The second story, retains its white brick ornamentation withCurrently 208, leftthe to Silver Y at Corner. Prichard, ful North of the Coeur d’Alene and cornice,Fork operated as a bordello from the 1920ssects into 1980. and take Forest Service Road 456deRiver. Many picnic areas and camp15. Civic Bldg. (1933), 401 6th St. The 1890 frame building occupied by Jesse Tabor was back on Beaver Creek Road, up over grounds areinfound along the way stroyed by fire 1933, and replaced withto a brick building. Currently Tabor’s Emporium. Dobson Pass and down to Wallace. the Magee Ranger 16.Historic Bi-Metallic Bldg. (1911), 605Station. Cedar St. This two-story brick building was a saloon and hotel The return trip will follow back down for most of its existence. Early maps showed a separate frame structure Thompson Falls the river to Prichard on 208, which housing a bordello behind the brick one. This business later moved above Tour Travel east on Interstate 90 toour becomes Forest Service Road 9, and the saloon and operated until 1988. The second floor, now the Oasis St. Regis, Mont. and onto Plains, continue on to the communities of homes, Bordello Museum, remains virtually unchanged from the day the occupants Enaville and Kingston from which you Mont. via Highway 135 following the departed, leaving everything intact since 1988. too. will turn left, traveling east on I-90 to A 17.Ryan Hotel (1903), 608 Cedar. This business is believed to be the Doseparate you or your Wallace. loved One need help self guided longest continuously operated legitimate hotel in Wallace. Records show in the home? 752-1019 walking tour operation from 1903 to the present. Murray brochure of 18. Barnard Studio (1907), 614 Cedar St. T.N. Barnard came into this If you choose instead to turn east our historic area Wyoming took his photography studio to the gold fields ontofrom Kings Pass and andfirst visit Murray, We provide care in the comfort of your home: homes and in Murray. assistant,local Miss Nellie practiced commer♥ Skilled Nursing Visits take noteBarnard’s of the famous cem-Stockbridge, mansions is cial and portrait photography at this address until her retirement in the late ♥ Physical, Occupational & Speech etery. Once in Murray, a visit to the Therapy also available. 1960s. The complete collection of Barnard photographs are Bedroom Goldmine and the Sprag and Stockbridge ♥ Personal Care Assistance now at the University of Idaho,will Special Moscow, Idaho. (help in with bathing, meal prep, Polestored Restaurant and Museum pro-Collections housekeeping, transportation, etc.) Hall & Fire Dept. 703 Cedar. Built in 1924. Across the vide19.Wallace lifelong City memories. ♥ Lifeline Emergency Response Systems

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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


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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 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




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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 Kelly First National Bank of Wallace was created and occupied the site until 1916. The second story was added later with Bldg. Historic Wallace a pressed metal turret. It should be noted this turret is a Preservation mimic of the one on the White and Bender Building across Society Photo 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. Otterson and O.D. “Deke” Jones. It is distinguished by its original mezzanine windows and the extensive terra cotta trim. The Idaho Building housed the Pennaluna Company from 1925 until 2015. Currently Friends of the Coeur D’Alene Trails. 33. Gearon Bldg. (1927), 414 6th St.

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History Walking Tour 2017 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. 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. 43. Wallace District Mining Museum and Visitors Ctr. 509 Bank St. This building housed Rice’s Bakery until the early 1970s.

Events Schedule:

Depot Day Car Show May 13 Square Dancing at the Center of the Universe June 8-10 Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 14-17 Col. Wallace comes back to Wallace June 24 Statehood Day Parade July 3 Wallace Blues Festival July 7-9 Porsche Road Rally July 13 Accordion Festival August 11-13 Huckleberry Festival 5K Walk & Run August 18-19 Under the Freeway Flea Market September 1-4 Fall for History October 6-8 Brew & BratFest November 4 Yuletide Lighting Festival December 1-2 & 8-9

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