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Free 2018-19 Visitors’ Guide


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History, Beauty, Adventure, Festivals &

...the Center of the Universe

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Lizzie Keitel Photograpy

Bank & Sixth Streets, a.k.a the Center of the Universe Wallace, Idaho

...beautiful and historic Wallace, Idaho


elcome to our town; 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, you will find our citizens and merchants warm and friendly, and the city clean and safe, with a variety of shopping and activities. There are several museums to visit, two micro-breweries, a dozen places to dine, a silver mine tour, a zipline tour and live performances from our renowned Sixth Street Melodrama. Home to festivals, special events and conventions all year long, Wallace

Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk/Run August 17-18 photo by Mike Feiler

has a well-deserved reputation for hospitality. We hope your visit will be a wonderful experience for the entire family, so welcome to historic Wallace, Idaho, and come back and visit us again.

Table of Contents

Heritage Tour/Attractions ..............4-15 Lodging Guide ................................. 17 Dining Guide .............................. 16-21 Play Outside ............................. 22-30 We’re in the Movies ....................... 31 Festivals .................................... 32-33 History ...................................... 34-36 Famous Natives ............................. 37 Walking Tour ............................ 38-46 Events Calendar ............................. 46

Time travels

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

History lives in Wallace

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

Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

Hitch a ride...

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The Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum

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

The Wallace District Mining Museum is another

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

...into our heritage

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

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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 by G.I. Hubbell of Spokane. It is distinguished by the extensive use of terra cotta on the second story and a round-arched entry is one with bracketed curved and denticuof the region’s most lated cornice.

Sierra Silver Mine Tour

popular attractions. Take hour AND 15 KING 28.a one HOWES minute tour(1890), via trolley BUILDING 606 BANK ride around Wallacestructure erected STREET. Original and up to SierraHenry E. Howes in 1884 bythe owners 98), SilverHorace mine located one and G. King, early Wallace story merchants. nts mile north ofThese town.two men ran a groand general store out or. The cery Go business underground a log cabin at this site. Bricks were second of to this former working manufactured in Silverton at a local ched silver mine with rebrickyard. Currently sed a tired miners as your Idaho Silver. rberguide. Inside the tour’s 29. MANHEIM BUILDING (1890), uilt in expansive new Cedar 604 BANK STREET. Erected soon the Streetthe ticket office, after 1890 fire. This two-story waiting area and gift brick building has incurred many shop, discover of theartifacts facade over the past 1906), changes and souvenirs galore. Open was in century. In 1903, the doorway


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509 Cedar St. (208)752-5151

Nine Mile Cemetery

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

Go Underground! Go Tour


Experience the world U Experience of underground the world hard-rock mining in N the richest of hard D silver rock silver district on earth

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


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


Tours departing every 30 minutes daily E mining! starting May 1st thru September 30th. R 1.25 hour tours depart G every 30 minutes May thru Mid–October R

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s 8 2018-2019 nt as ing on mpleted 0. ance ed Oasis Bordello Museum ls 99 Take a peek inside one of Wallace’s ant as 2016-2017 35 longest serving houses of Sweater ill-repute. It Girl ffragette, Prize Fighter, ing ary on closed in 1988, (yes 1988). Eye-opening Wallace Swimming Pool tacular scene mpleted tional The Wallace Swimming Pool was (208) 784-01 guided tours. Three floors of historic arti0. constructed in 1939 funded by a WPA Pinehurst facts. View the beautiful murals on the ance al project under President Franklin D. sixteen miles walls, painted by Robert Thomed ipient off of I-90 at P as in 1993. A trip through the Roosevelt. The pool is listed in the 99 daho Inquisition in Wallace has played host to Presmile south to basement takes one back in National Registry of Historic Places Idaho” ts, movie time stars,when and revolutionand open for all to enjoy from excoriatJune four-way stop Wallace was a rary ing The mineCity owners . Here arebooming a few native sons and Open through early September. right, just pas of mining camp. tional that rose to fame. afterfor Levi ghters Galena Ri thewas pool May-October. 695 Cedar St. (208)753- Wallace has responsibility 0181 imprisoned. Silver Moun and receives operational support from May Awkright Hutton Right: The Oasis Bordello Museum. ral n (She quietly golf course i Friends of Wallace Swimming Pool, Inc. Center: The region’s sex industry is the e of the most colorful characters ipient allace focus of a 2017 book by Heather Branstet- In 1999, the Wallacebought dramatic ele up Gem dahoout ofter, ome the Coeur A Valley -- A PhD: Sellingd’Alenes. Sex in the Silver tacular moun Community Committee identified a the tract after Business Doing Pleasure. dNancy famous suffragette and philanneed for extensive restoration ofathe becoming rich Located in K ntal she arrived here as a nearly pist Awkright May Arkwright Hutton Maypool. restoration was com- Silver Moun mine owner herself). he cook. Hutton went on to run Hutton In 2007, full niless pleted for $265,000. Foundation grants, tee times, ca With new found ster November 7, miners. 1887. al boarding house for local service organization grants, fortune the Huttons enter-state www.silverm nin new husband May was larger than life in stature With Levi, Burke, Gem, Frisco, Black Bear, Yellow with stories of Bonanza andand Bust grants, pool fundraising events Wallace tained leading notables of theand all a the and personality, a powerhouse of filled a road conductor, she Dog—all legendary names of towns short drive up Burke Canyon Road Fish and wi numerous private individuals funded on the day, including President Teddyat Exit tually became one of the 62 off I-90 at Wallace (Idaho State Rte 4). North Ida $232,000 towards the project. Nancy aces. Roosevelt, Borahsee and On your way William up the canyon the mastsoriginal owners of the offer ntal Clarence She ran for apart by an abun May Arkwright Hutton sive ruins ofDarrow. the Frisco Mill, blown ules mine. Years of faithful O U R 3 4 T H Y E A R OUR 36TH YEAR for hunters, he Golf Courses Valley. the Idaho legislature in 1904. striking workers in the 1890s mining war, as enthusi ng their Burke Canyon door ister Shoshone Golf & Country Club, 11 November 7, 1887. The Huttons left Wallace in well as those still inhabited mining towns minpaid off bigMay in 1901 Two majo open to the public. Sixand miles west of of miles was when larger than life in stature alongside within a couple 1907 forriver Spokane, where May struck it rich. Levi was one the several moun take I-90 exit 54 and follow and personality, a powerhouse Wallace of a of each other. was instrumental in getting on the imprisoned in the e men for Rainbow, allace the first road, heading west, on the Spectacular views along the vote for scenery womenand in Washaces. acters mining south side of frequent the freeway. Drive to the Brook trout. with sightings of deer ington three years later. Sheand Elkelk, white-tail sproudly Guido presents ne Bardelli wars top of Gold Runthe Mountain for specabound whole seven mile Continueddrive p.37 to the Valley. there is also of 1899. once bustling town of Burke. Set in canyon 11 in so narrow that the mines, mills, rail, road The Coeu Two years later ouse and even a hotel had to share the same contains wild the Huttons ern thoroughfare. That hotel, the Tiger, made Westslope C were among the22nd July 5th-August allace ed on Ripley’s Believe or Not for having river Department and Wednesdays through wealthiest families acters railroad passing through the building. tions and inf Saturdays, p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. in the7area. All summer tickets are $10 ne The St. Jo rting Long before m productions in November, AllOther summer tickets are $10 reached by d herproductions great riches night Other in November, December, February and March in and also offe December, February and March May advocated ouse ome a Turner These rivers for the212 rights6th of the hern ch Street king, canoein ed on She was instrumental in the erdog. For those fast 6 effort to get womenWallace, the vote inID 83873 fishing, hikin All summer tickets are $10 enter 208-752-8871 o. rting are eight mo Guided Tours Other in November, own he published “A Taleproductions of the Modern 877-SIXTHST short distanc per person night December, February and March e The Oasis Daily: 10am-5pm ome To purchase tickets online and Bordello Sundays 11-3 operated ch Hours variable by season see production schedules visit 212 6th Street

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Sixth Street Melodrama& Theater

Live Theater!

Summer Melodramas THE OASIS


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The Pulaski Trail

Trial & trail by Fire

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

John Darrington, Mike Feiler, Wallace Mining Museum photos

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

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


August 17-18, 2018

& 5K WALK/RUN Crafts & Food Vendors, Music, Kids Games & Special Events Exits 61 or 62 off I-90 Wallace, Idaho 208.290.7183

Stake your claim to the Center of the Universe

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The Probable Center of the Universe is a man-hole cover at the center of Bank and Sixth Streets in downtown Wallace. Commemorated 2004 with the tongue in cheek moxie this town is famous for, the designation is Wallace’s way of fighting back against federal overreach. Don’t believe Wal-



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A Collection of

Minerals from All Over theWorld!

Rare and precious stones

lace is the center of the universe? Locals say, “prove that it isn’t.”

Cataldo Mission mixes beauty with history

Idaho’s Oldest standing building is Cataldo Mission. Located 30 miles west of Wallace just off Interstate 90, the Cataldo Mission offering stunning views both inside and out. Erected in 1853 by Jesuit missionaries and 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


Unique art & Jewelry

& Collectables Sports Cards & Comics

Idaho Star Garnets Idaho Silver & Gold Natural Stone Beads

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Visit Our Galaxy Room Fluorescent Mineral Display

Johnson’s Gems At the Center of the Universe

1 Bedroom Cabin with Hot Tub

Bank & 6th Streets Wallace, Idaho 83873

Starting at $75 a Night

Francine Bartley 1-800-435-2588


The comfort of a weekend or more

208.556.0983 208.765.8480

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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. ules, or For more information and show sched-

Five, spacious & Modern Luxury Vacation Apartment Rentals

(208)752-8871 or 1-877-SIXTHST

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415 Sixth Street Wallace, ID 83873

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

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

Lizzie Keitel photos

Your Full Service Supermarket: Ope Fresh Produce, Fresh Meats with NW Premium 7am-8pn m Angus Beef, Fried Chicken, Full Service Deli, Summ 7am-9per Donuts, Ice, Snacks, Red Box Movie Rentals m

Your Full Service Supermarket

Including Wallace’s Only Liquor Store Locally Owned & Operated • Wallace’s Only Liquor Store • Wide selection of beer & micro brews • Full selection of HUCKLEBERRY products

800 Bank Street, Wallace 208-752-1233

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Zip over to Silver Streak


ou’ll be screaming Bonsai! Geronimo! Oh My God! or equally exuberant exclamations once flying down Wallace’s newest adventure, the Silver Streak Zipline.

The zipline offers 12 different courses. Each has “dual zips,” allowing the option of flying in the prone or “superhero” position with speeds up to 60 mph (or slower for the less wild at heart). It’s fun for the entire family. The zipline’s office and welcome center is conveniently located in downtown Wallace at 523 Cedar Street. New this year are camping sites on nearby mountain glades. Reservations

are recommended; call (208) 556-1690. Check their website for more information: Silver Streak Zipline photo

Treasure at Crystal Gold Mine

Just nine miles west of Wallace lies the Crystal Gold Mine & RV Park. Prospectors first discovered a gold bearing vein there in 1879 and mined it for three years before abandoning the site. The mine was lost for over a hundred years. In 1991, the then owner saw water seeping out of the hillside. Hoping it was a spring, he dug into the bank and

partially uncovered the portal. In 1996 the site was rejuvenated as a tourist attraction. Visitors will see the smithsonite crystals that have formed on the walls, and quartz veins with gold and silver. Gold Panning included with tours during summer months. I-90 Exit 54

to the Miners Memorial, turn left (west) on Silver Valley Road for two miles. 208.783.GOLD


Women, Men & Children

Style with a Smile .Katie Muller Cosmetologist 717 E. Mullan Ave 208.916.7824 Osburn, Idaho

With Seasonal Gold Panning 4336441

Inclined to beauty

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

Discover the



Wallace Public Library Mon & Thurs: 12:00 to 8:00 T, W, F: 12:00 to 5:30

We also have FREE Internet access. Wireless hot spot available 24/7. No password required.

“Your Silver Specialty Store” •Local Artist Designs •Idaho Garnet & Star Garnets •Idaho Opal & Star Opals •Large Selection of Sterling Chain, Charms, Earrings •Gift Ideas & More

208-752-4571 415 River Street Wallace, ID


606 Bank St. Wallace, Idaho 83873 556-1171 1-800-377-8857 4289477-0428

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The Blackboard Café restaurant features classic and modern sandwiches, soup and salad for lunch and classic Italian dinner in the evenings. On weekends they also serve brunch. Not only is the food Fainting great, so is Goat Wine Bar the playful and Tap Room atmosphere. (208) 556-5655 They have 516 Bank St.—is blackboards an elegant yet that stretch A feast for the eyes casual dining the length of experience. Exand the tummy at the restauquisite entrée and the Red Light Garage rant, covered appetizer menus with hand put it an intimate, drawn chalk welcoming setting pictures by local artists and quotations makes for a great dining experience not out of place in any major metropolitan set- from world famous foodies. Open from 11:am - 3 pm, lunch. Dinner runs from ting anywhere Open for lunch and dinner. 5-8pm. In Wallace at 517 1/2 Bank Street 208-512-7553 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.

The Smokehouse BBQ & Saloon is

500 Cedar St, Wallace, Idaho 83873 (208) 556-1571


Enjoy Fine Dining at the Brooks Restaurant & Lounge

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. Appetiz-

MEMPHIS ST YLE BBQ 4504168-0630

• Pulled Pork • Angus Brisket • St. Louis Ribs • Sockeye Salmon • Bison Burger • Barbecue Chicken • Salmon Burger • Ruby Red Idaho Trout



424 6th Street, Historic Wallace, Idaho

Mon-Sun 11am-10pm Call For Extended Holiday Hours

Barbecue & Saloon

Wallace Area Lodging Guide

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Hotels and Motels

Crystal Gold Mine RV Park

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

Lost Moose Campground

Brooks Hotel Hercules Inn

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

Ryan Hotel & Lux Rooms

608 1/2 Cedar St & 601½ Cedar St., Wallace (208) 753-6001

Stardust Motel

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

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

Mullan Trail

725 River St. Mullan 208-744-1444

Vacation Homes A Comfy Cottage

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

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

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

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

Wallace Inn

Bed & Breakfasts Beale House

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

Siri Christina

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

La Maison Sur le Hill

18 Emerson Lane Kellogg 208-783 0315

RV Parks

Wallace RV Park

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

By the Way Campground

907 N. Division Pinehurst (208) 682-3311

Ona’s House

Idaho Building

415 6th St. (

Crazy Horse Lodge & Hostel

611 Cedar, Wallace (208) 659-3405

The Bungalow

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

Kellogg Vacation Homes

Properties throughout the Silver Valley 208-786-4261

Idaho Mountain View Cottage

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

The Tabor House

(Wallace) 208 782-4261

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Indoor Pool & Hot Tub .Cafe .Free Wi-fi .100% Smoke Free

(800) 643-2386

100 Front St., Wallace, Idaho 83873

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ers, Mexican, Burgers, Sandwiches, Dinners and more. The 1313 has plenty of atmosphere with every possible kind of mounted game from Buffalo to Jackaloupe, and a virtual cornucopia of local and regional memorabilia. Open for Lunch & Dinner, Seven Days. 608 Bank St. 208.752.9391

chine 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

The Wallace Coffee House at Sixth & Cedar inside the Wal-

lace Corner Hotel offers high powered caffeinated drinks and a variety of breakfast choices At the City Limits from the classic bagel Brew Pub and North lox and cream cheese, Idaho Mountain Brew, to veggie and fruit brew masters put out inspired combinations. some of the region’s finest local beers Select evenings enjoy Craft Cocktails, as matched with a varied lunch and dinner well works of local artists. Open 7am daily, menu. Open lunch and dinner, they offer 8am Sundays. Sixth and Cedar Streets 208Brewery tours, a fullEnjoy bar andbreakfast, more. A 556-5011. Make a great memory. lunch or dinner popular spot post ski, bike or snowmaLook for the space ship. It’s parked in at the Silver Valley’s historic 91-year-old Roadhouse.

Casual fine dining at the Goat

ALSO: Picnic lunches to go for bikers, hikers, hunters and anglers.

41845 Silver Valley Rd., Kingston, ID 83839 208-682-3408 180217 Open Daily Weekdays 11am-9pm Weekends 8am -9pm

Make a Make great memory. a great memory. EnjoyEnjoy breakfast,breakfast, lunch or dinner lunch or dinner

Make a greatatmemory. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner the Silver Valley’s historic 91-year-old Roadhouse. at the Silver Valley’s historic 91-year-old Roadhouse. Make a great Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinne at thememory. Silver Valley’s historic 91-year-old Roadhouse. ALSO: Picnic lunches to go for bikers, hikers, hunters and anglers. ALSO: Picnic lunches tobikers, go for bikers, hikers, and anglers. ALSO: Picnic lunches tohistoric go for hikers, hunters andhunters anglers. at the Silver Valley’s 91-year-old Roadhouse.

41845 Silver Valley Rd.

(208) 682-3408

ALSO: Picnic lunches to go for bikers, hikers, hunters and anglers Kingston, ID 83839

41845 Silver Valley Rd., Kingston, ID 83839 208-682-3408


41845 Silver Valley Rd., Kingston, ID 83839 208-682-3408

Treasure of choices

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the lot at the Red Light Garage on Fifth and Pine Streets. A must stop for youngsters or just the young at heart, their walls, halls, and ceiling are bedecked with every kind of road sign from across the Pacific NW, along with campaign memorabilia, musical instruments and every one of the America’s license plates. Best known for their Huckleberry Shakes, but enjoy classic burgers, a full breakfast menu and fully stocked bar. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner. 208.556.0575 Find Mom’s Vintage Eatery four short miles west in Osburn. Huge helpings, friendly service and homemade pies all earned Mom’s the distinction as one Idaho’s best diners. 208.556.1668. Osburn Idaho. The Hilltop Bar&Grill has been a treasured Silver Valley hideaway since the 1920’s Prohibition days. If you harken back to the days of roadside diners and honkytonks, the Hilltop is a must stop. Try the prime-rib special, honey whiskey wings, or fish&chips. At the top of the hill on old Silver Valley Rd in Kingston. 208 682-3408 Wallace is also home to two restaurants in hotels. A popular locals’ spot, the Brooks Hotel offers the classic diner experience. A dozen tables, friendly

. Sandwich Shoppe . Italian Dinner . Weekend Breakfast

Gourmet Sandwich Shoppe & Italian Dinners at the Blackboard

Espresso, Coffees, Teas, Pasteries, Bagels, Craft Cocktails

Open 7am Daily, 8am Sundays Select Evenings for Craft Cocktails

(at the corner of 6th & cedar)

517 1/2 Bank St. Wallace

side Café at the Wallace Inn is the town’s

most accessible restaurant from I-90. The Café caters to the traveler and business person with a modern restaurant. Feast your eyes on the menu or views of mountain, forest or river scape. Open seven days 208.752.1252

525 Cedar St. Wallace, Id 208.556.5011


personable staff and complete breakfast lunch and dinner menu. Salad & soup bar, too. Open seven days on the corner of Cedar and Fifth Streets. 208.556.1517. Just off Interstate 90 at exit 61, the Trail-

Saved by the Beer 20 2018-2019

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

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

your local grocer. Wallace Brewing ships product across the Northwest.

Named one of Idaho’s top 5 diners

Open Wed - Sun from 8:00am

(208) 556-1668

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Wallace Area Dining Guide

1313 Club 608 Bank Street The Metals Bar 514 Cedar Lunch and Dinner 208.752.9391 Now Serving Pizza, appetizers & more 208 752-5213 Black Board Café 517 Bank Daily Lunch & Dinner. Mom’s Vintage Eatery Brunch weekends 713 E Mullan Ave. Os208.512.7553 burn Breakfast, Lunch & DInBrooks Restaurant & ner 208.556.1668 Lounge 500 Cedar St. 208.752.8171 Red Light Garage Breakfast Lunch & 302 5th Street Memphis BBQ done Dinner 208.556.0575 right at Smokehouse Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner BBQ & Saloon City Limits Brew Pub 108 Nine Mile Road Home of North Idaho Brewery Smoke House BBQ & Saloon Lunch & Dinner 208.556.1885 Bank & 6th at the Center of the Universe Lunch and Dinner 208.659.7539 Harvest Foods 800 Bank St. 208.752.1233 Trailside Café @ Wallace Inn On the Go Full Service Deli & Bakery Breakfast, Lunch and Banquets (all year) Dinner (May-Oct) 208.752.1252 The HillTop Bar & Grill 41845 SIlver Valley Rd. Kingston. Breakfast, Lunch & Wallace Coffee House Dinner(208) 682-3408 Sixth & Cedar Sts. Espresso, coffees, teas, sandwiches, The Pizza Factory 612 Bank baked goods 208.556.5011 208.753.9003 Lunch & Dinner

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Route of

the Hiawatha:

Awarded the RailsTo-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. (This year the trail celebrates its 20th anniversary with events all season long. Visit Ridethe for details) It starts at Lookout Pass, and 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 Mon-



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tana, 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 15mile length. Shuttle buses are available to transport bikes and bikers back to the top. Everyone from young children to seniors can enjoy the trail and its numerous historical and interpretive signs. yourelk next Wildlife sightingsPlan of moose, and deer are a frequentSpecial treat. Get rail passes, Occasion shuttle tickets, mountain bike rentals, with us: Birthdays, souvenirs and picnic at Lookout Pass Anniversary, Ski Area, located adjacent to I-90 at the Wedding Receptions Idaho/Montana border 12 miles east of and More! Historic Wallace. Equipment reservations are recommended. The Hiawatha Trail is open daily from late MayNiteRock to late SpeThe tember, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT. 208-512-3965 Trail information: (208) 744-1301 or www. 509 Cedar St., Wallace, ID

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The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is

one of the most spectacular and popular trails in the western United States. (Start the trail in Mullan or in Wallace at Sixth Street under the I-90 freeway). Find over 70 miles of well-maintained asphalt that spans the Panhandle of Idaho as it runs along rivers, beside lakes, and through the small towns of the Silver Valley. The trail has a gentle grade and smooth surface---- along with 20 developed trailheads and 17 scenic waysides with picnic tables and benches. Find 36 unique Continued p.26

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Photo credits: Nick Lake, Trail of the CdAs, Visit Idaho

Historic Wallace Recre Historic Wallace

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North Fork/Murray/Prichard/Kingston/Enaville

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

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


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Mileage to Historic Wallace


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).

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

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

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bridges and trestles that cross mountain creeks, whitewater rivers and tranquil lakes. Wildlife is abundant. Moose, deer, elk, black bear, bald eagles, osprey, herons, otters, beavers and waterfowl make the adjacent river, lake, forest and marshland their home. The trail also accesses several points of interest in Wallace including the Northern Pacific Hub Lake Railroad Depot and the Cataldo Mission

Coeur d’Alene River at Cataldo

For more Information including detailed maps: Coeur d’Alene Tribe Trail Manager (208) 686-7045, State Trail Manager(208) Hidden Falls 682-3814 or visit online at parksandrecreation.idaho. gov and Maps are also available at the Wallace Visitor Center.

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

the Silver Valley.

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Bike, hike, fish, kayak, golf all in one day.

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These rivers are also popular for kayaking, canoeing, rafting and tubing.

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

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

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

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

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Kellogg and Wallace boast plenty of ways to beat summer heat. Ride on North America’s longest gondola into cool mountain air and ride down Silver Mountain’s top rated Bike Park trails. Even better stay at the resort’s Morning Star Lodge and enjoy their Water Park as an amenity. Take your pick of fun choices: float the Lazy River, play on Minor’s Island, hop on one of the tube slides for a wild ride, and visit the main attraction — Silver Rapid’s FlowRider continuous surf wave. Visit their website to take a 3600 virual tour. The Lodge also offers summer adven-

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Center of the Universe

Hollywood and Wallace go a backHeritage a long timeExhibition Mining beginning 1920s era This exhibit ofsilent mining equipfilms as west the backdrop mentand just of the Wallace Visitor of major motion pictures Center (I-90 Exit 61) in is a free outthe 1980s and 1990s. Wal- by Mining door museum created lace is also the birthplace Heritage, Inc. Although a work in and childhood home of progress, it is well on its way to movieland star Lana Turner. becoming a valued educational expeHere are movies filmed in rience. The layout depicts the evoluand around here.

tion of local mining efforts from the

Dante’s Peaktools (1996) days of hand to the modern

Dante’s Peak techniques andwas mechanization used an adventure film by the industryfrom today. Universal Pictures starring Strategically placed interpretive Pierce Brosnan and Linda signage shot provides Hamilton largelyainhighly educational insight into what has been a tedious, Wallace and nearby comphysically demanding munities. Released in 1997,occupation. Some hands-on exhibits add Dante’s to the the movie depicts how a fictional visitor’s brochurebyisa Peak townexperience. (Wallace) getsAobliterated available volcano to provide malignant of theeven samemore name.meaningEach to the yearlayout. thousands of Dante’s Peak fans Mining Heritage Exhibition, Inc.beis flock to Wallace. Props from the film can seen at the Wallace District Museum a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) Mining organization including the Dante’s Peak Museum sign and prop styrofoam “bricks” used in the disaster scenes. Available for sale locally at the Wallace

2012, however, and that

made themuseum BBC’s list that has createdversion this outdoor of best 100 American with donations and volunteer labor.films -- referring it asproject a “modAdditional information ontothis ern masterpiece.”Memocan be obtained by writing to MHE, rabilia from the film can be Box 469, Wallace, Idaho, 83873. seen at the Wallace mining and depot museums.

Center of the Universe Frivolous Sal (1925) Don’t miss standing at thescenes Center The action in of the Universe, located in silent the intersecthe 1925 film were tion of Bank and Sixth Street in downfilmed in the mines town Historic around Wallace. Wallace. Mine mills, tunnels, Wallace shafts and flumes were featured in this declared itself action “epic.” to be the “probabilisUpper left: The movie poster from the 1997 tic” Center of Disaster flick Dante’s Peak, the Universe starring Pierce Brosnan because it is and Linda Hamilton. the “Silver filmed here. Below: A little Capital of the World.” The of up LanaCenter Turner walking Wallace’s Seventh Street the Universe is a tribute to the mining viaduct. She grew up to be one of Movieland’s biggest industry in the Silver Valley. stars in the 1940s & 50s. She was born here Feb. 9, 1920


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Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. Pick a season or a reason and there’s a festival or Event in Wallace. For more details on all these events visit our Wallace Idaho Chamber Facebook page or website,

Craft Beer Pub Crawl April 20, 2019 Wallace celebrates Idaho Craft Beer Month with dozens of the Northwest craft brews in a dozen downtown venues. Souvenir glasses, trolley rides, live music and loads of fun. Details

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.

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Depot Day Car Show May 11, 2019. Wallace kicks off the Summer Festival Season with Depot Day. Mix hundreds of classic cars on display all over Wallace Streets, vendor booths, kids’ events, a beer garden featuring local micro brews as well as live music, real dancing in the streets and yes, more. (208)

Hiawatha 20th Year Commemoration: June 22-23 Wallace, Lookout Pass, and the US Forest Service celebrate Hiawatha’s 20th B-Day with parties, presentations, commemorative rides atop the trail and a parade through town featuring Fire Trucks Smokey Bear and local cycling groups. Kids who ride in the parade can ride the Hiawatha free. Details

Depot Day Car Show

May 11, 2019

Hiawatha 20th Birthday Parties & Parade


Wallace Wild West Triathlon May 26. Swim, Sprint & Bike between Mullan, SIlverton and Wallace. Plus Kids races, live music and more. Details at Wallace Wild West

Triathlon Facebook page. All proceeds go to benefit the Friends of the CdA Trails non-profit.

Gyro Days & Lead Creek Derby June 1317. It’s BBQs, a radiothon, a carnival with midway rides and concessions right smack in the middle of Wallace -- all capped off with the Lead Creek Derby Saturday afternoon. Win a pot of cash if you guess correctly how long it takes a giant multicolored leather ball

June 22-23


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

Wallace Blues Festival July 13-15. This is one not to miss. Bluesmen, (and women) from around the country draw huge crowds, packing Wallace, partying and danc-

ing in the streets. Art N Gardens July 21 Stroll through Wallace’s historic residential district to view creations of both artists and nature. Details at

Accordion Jubilee Aug. 10-11. Players from around the country flood Wallace for another dancing in the streets event. Nothing says fun like an accordion. Jamie Baker at 208.556.0575 or 509.435.3005

Huckleberry Festival & 5K Walk/Run August 17-18. 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

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Yuletide Lighting Festival Nov. 30 - Dec. 1 & Dec. 7-8. Enjoy lighting of the streets and historic buildings, crafts fair, the Winter Walk, gingerbread contest, parades and downtown merchants specials. wallaceidahocham-

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Carnival rides in streets Under the June 13-17 Freeway Flea Market September 1-3. Hundreds of vendors ply their wares in the protected open air space underneath I-90 and on the Depot Grounds. Snow Machine Plus live music, Grand Prix & kids’ games and Extreme Sno-Jor more. Stroll from booth to booth and enjoy river, mountain and town scape.


Mullan/Wallace Winter Motor Sports Carnival & Wallace Winterfest -- New Years’ Weekend: in Wallace watch Extreme Sno-Jor. It’s ATVs towing skier and snowboarders down Wallace streets, as well as ice scupture contests and more. In Mullan

New Year’s Weekend

Fall for History October 4-7. A gala celebration of Wallace’s history and its designation as entirely listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Speakers, historic home and museum tours, live theater reenactments and more.

Brat Fest Nov. 3. It’s the chamber’s annual live auction dance party fund raiser with brats, beer and music. “Bearded Maidens” a.k.a dudes in drag with drinks and compete for tips. Not be missed. Details on Facebook and

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Wallace Triathlon May 26

Huckleberry Festival 5K Walk & Run Paw Parade

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here is so commercial much to tell district. about Wallace, Those richIdaho, a city es also fueled entirely listed two incredibly on the National violent labor Register of Hisconflicts— toric Places. the result of The driving which was the 19th century miners in the Coeur d’Alenes blowing up of force behind our history is the mills, trains, region’s mineral mass arrests wealth. Since 1884 over 1.3 billion ounces and the assassination of an Idaho governor. of silver have been mined here. One mine (1892-1905) alone here—the Sunshine—has produced Wallace’s history is also entwined in more silver than the entire Comstock Lode the nature surrounding us. The majestic in Nevada. This place is literally the richest pine covered Bitterroot Mountains and silver district on the planet, or as we say the rivers and streams tumbling down our “The Silver Capital of the World.” canyons have shaped (And yes this place. Perhaps f o ry to is gh wild, rollickin we are still the most significant allace has a aking labor, overnight re rmining here, natural event was the o kb b ac , b g literal amblin d lost, war, g visits and an with hard Great Fire of 1910 e ad m es ential fortun stars, Presid working men -- still the e vi o m s, lo del ion. at in ss and women largest land sa as political suppling the fire in U.S. minerals that history. It make 21st burnt 3 milCentury comlion acres munications, in 36 hours transportation, including energy and a third of other aspects Wallace, of modern life and claimed possible). up to 90 Wallace’s 1903 visit from U.S. President lives. That wealth Teddy Roosevelt has driven the Teddy story of Wallace, built Roosevelt, who had visited Wallace in 1903, the grand mansions here that would not used that sacrifice of men and material as be out of place in San Francisco and the well as the heroes of that fire to cement stately buildings of our downtown historic the mission of the US Forest Service to


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preserve and protect our nation’s forests. The main reason however behind Wallace’s official designation is Interstate 90. In 1967 Federal and State govts wanted to pave over the town to build the freeway. But the town fought back and held up the project in court for 17 years. By 1986 city fathers and mothers had quietly put every building in the downtown on the National Register. It was a major precedent for the National Preservation Act, and forced construction of a $43 million bypass. Fall for History Festival in October Today Wallace celebrates its colorful past in the most colorful time of the year, October’s 4-7 Fall For History Festival, with tours of historic homes and churches, speakers, historic enactments, plays and

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Wallace celebrates its colorful past in the most colorful time of the year

more. It’s all part of the many attractions here that continue to draw both visitors and transplants to Wallace: safe, walkable streets, charming old town and complete services -- right on the doorstep to wilderness and nearly limitless outdoor recreation. To learn more of our history, visit our museums and/ or the history section of our website at And to become part of our present, just contact us: Historic Wallace, Idaho Chamber of Commerce 208-753-7151 director@

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

May Awkright Hutton is one of the

most colorful characters to come out of the Coeur d’Alenes. A world famous suffragette and philanthropist she arrived here as a nearly penniless cook. Hutton went on to run a local boarding house for miners. With new husband Levi, a railroad conductor, she eventually became one of the

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eight original owners of the Hercules mine. Years of faithful mining their Burke Canyon claim paid off big in 1901 when they struck it rich. Levi was one of the men imprisoned in the mining wars of 1899. Two years later the Huttons were among the wealthiest families in the area. With new found fortune the Huttons entertained leading notables of the day, including President Teddy Roosevelt, William Borah and Clarence Darrow. The Huttons left Wallace in 1907 for Spokane, where May was instrumental in getting the vote for women in Washington three years later. She was the first female delegate to the National Democratic Convention (1912). The Huttons never forgot their humble beginnings though, and remained supporters of charities and causes

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Famous from Wallace throughout the region until their deaths, leaving much of their fortune to worthy causes.

That boxing tradition continues today. You can catch USA Boxing sanctioned live amateur boxing here as young fighters from around the Northwest compete in regular bouts in Wallace.

Guido Bardelli, the Wild Bull of Burke. Bardelli — a

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

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Lana Turner: Wallace was the

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


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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, The Jameson look for archiHistoric Wallace tectural features Preservation Society such as cast-iron photo 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. 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 Railroad Depot Museum (1902). The depot was finished in 1902. The elegant brick and concrete edifice, “ornate and picturesque,” was built in the château style. It is a reflection of the tastes of the company and the times. The concrete was made from tailings from the concentrators of major Coeur d’Alene Mining District

mines. The finest depot of its type in the Pacific Northwest, this structure was moved from its original location on the north side of the river in 1986. Recipient of Idaho Preservation Council’s Orchid Award. 2.Jameson Hotel(1907), 304 6th St.. Built for Theodore Jameson to replace the frame structure of the same name and location, this pair of concrete block three-story buildings originally had matching cornices. The facade has been painted. The structure has been restored with vintage furnishings indoors and out, and the interior is designed to make the two buildings 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 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

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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

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Downtown Walking Tour 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 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 featurinG Work from LocaL artiStS

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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 block Banard Bldg. concrete made of tailings Historic Wallace Preservation Society photo 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 Sierra SIlver Mine Tour. 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 eastside is out of plumb. One theory is that the

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mistake occurred in the rush to replace housing and commercial space after Wallace burned to the ground in 1890. The out-of-plumb mistake was noticed only after thousands of bricks had been laid. Instead of wasting time in starting over, builders continued until the work was straightened. (This theory is based on a survey of a structural engineer’s report). The Hotel housed the first bowling alley for both men and women. May Hutton of Hercules Mine fame ran a restaurant there during her early years in Wallace. Currently Wallace Coffee House and Gravis Tech. 14. Arment Bldg.(1911), 601 Cedar This

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structure was the third Arment Building on the same lot. The first was destroyed in the 1890 fire; the second was a frame building which was replaced by the present masonry structure. The second story, which retains its white brick ornamentation and cornice, operated as a bordello from the The Samuels Hotel 1920s and Wilma Theater into 1980. Currently at Seventh & Cedar Historic Wallace Preservation Society photo the Silver Corner. 15. Civic Bldg. (1933), 401 6th St. The 1890 frame building occupied by Jesse Tabor was destroyed by fire in 1933, and replaced with a brick building. Currently Tabor’s Emporium. 16. Bi-Metallic Bldg. (1911), 605 Cedar St. This two-story brick building was a saloon and hotel for most of its existence. Early maps showed a separate frame structure housing a bordello behind the brick one. This business later moved above the saloon and operated until 1988. The second floor, now the Oasis Bordello Museum, remains virtually unchanged from the day the occupants departed, leaving everything intact since 1988. 17.Ryan Hotel (1903), 608 Cedar. This business is believed to be the longest continuously operated legitimate hotel in Wallace. Records show operation from 1903 to the present. 18. Barnard Studio (1907), 614 Cedar St. T.N. Barnard came into this area from Wyoming and first took his photography studio to the gold fields in Murray. Barnard’s assistant, Miss Nellie Stockbridge, practiced commercial and 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) Cedar and 7th Streets. This classic Victorian hotel was considered one of the finest in the Northwest when it opened. The Samuel’s was razed in 1974 as too expensive to maintain. It was the only brick building ever razed in downtown Wallace. 20. Gyde Taylor Bldg. 414 7th St. Built in

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1916 the oldest block in the downtown district. 21. Shoshone County Courthouse (1905), It was originally a dry goods store. This is 700 Bank St. Constructed with locally produced the borderline street for damages incurred concrete blocks containing mine tailings. The by the great fires of 1910. This two-story blocks are naturally soft, so over the years the brick building has a brick cornice, segmentally courthouse outer walls have been arched windows and a cast iron covered with a stucco material. front. Currently the Idaho Press This structure is a good example of Gallery. neoclassical revival style. Designed 24. Coeur d’Alene Hardware by Stritesky and Sweatt of Spokane, Bldg. (1890), 612-622 Bank St. it stands three stories on a raised This building replaced the original foundation. It is distinguished by the wood frame structure owned by A separate two-story arched windows about the Holley, Mason, Marks and Comself guided pany. It is designed to support six central entry with its balustraded walking tour stories. The original appearance balcony supported by medallions. Other features include the non-debrochure of has been well preserved. The secrivative fluted pilasters, denticulatour historic ond story has segmentally arched ed cornice and high parapet. Legwindows with a brick cornice homes and above. An addition was added to endary attorney Clarence Darrow mansions is the east in 1896. A second Otterdefended accused murderer Steve also available. son Building was constructed in Adams in this building in 1906. The trial was part of the overall 1900. The three structures were proceedings involving the alleged used as a single building by Coeur conspiracy to assassinate Idaho’s former Gov. d’Alene Hardware. It was both hardware outlet Frank Steunenberg in December 1905. and main office for the foundry and manufac22. Hale Bldg(1925), 621 Bank St. turing plant, which produced machinery that 23. Idaho Press Bldg. (1890), 622 Bank St. were shipped all over the U.S. and to several This building begins what is believed to be foreign countries. Some of the double and

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single drum hoists produced there were used story and a round-arched entrywith bracketed in the mining industry, and remain in use today. curved and denticulated cornice. Currently the Pizza Factory, Price Tag Antiques 28. Howes and King Bldg. (1890), 606 Bank and Wallace Brewing. St. Original structure 25. Heller Bldg (1898), erected in 1884 by 608 Bank St. (Currently the owners Henry E. 1313 Club) This two-story Kelly Bldg. Howes and Horace Historic Wallace brick building has two G. King, early Wallace Preservation Society Photo storefronts joined internally merchants. These two on the first floor. The cast men ran a grocery iron pilasters remain. The business and general second story retains its segstore out of a log cabin mentally arched windows. at this site. Bricks were The building has housed a manufactured in Silverhotel upstairs, a bus depot, ton at a local brickyard. a barbershop and a cafe Currently Idaho Silver. since it was rebuilt in 1898. 29. Manheim Bldg. The 1313 Club completed (1890), 604 Bank St. the most recent renovation Erected soon after the in 1998. 1890 fire. This two-sto26. Stevens Bldg. (1906) ry brick building has 609 Bank St. incurred many changes 27. Masonic Hall and Temple (1917), 605 of the facade over the past century. In 1903, Bank St. This is a two-story brick building with the doorway was in the center of the structure terra cotta and granite trim. Designed by G.I. and a mortar and pestle adorned the sidewalk Hubbell of Spokane. It is distinguished by the out front. During the great fires of 1910, the extensive use of terra cotta on the second U.S. Forest Service had an office upstairs. The space later became a pool hall and bar. 30. Rossi Insurance Bldg.(1890), 602 Bank St. This building was originally built for the The Bank of Wallace. In 1892, the First National unique gifts & Bank of Wallace was created and occupied the site until 1916. The second story was added activities for all later with a pressed metal turret. It should be noted this turret is a mimic of the one on the 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. Artifacts! & Guy Stuff! 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 406–212–5936 Idaho Building housed the Pennaluna Company 1925 until 2015. Currently Friends of the 416 5th St. Wallace ID from Coeur D’Alene Trails. 33. Gearon Bldg. (1927), 414 6th St.


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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.

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Historic Wallace Travel Guide 2018  

Complete travel and visitor information for Wallace, Idaho, for 2018. We're also known as "The Center of the Universe." Check our guide to s...

Historic Wallace Travel Guide 2018  

Complete travel and visitor information for Wallace, Idaho, for 2018. We're also known as "The Center of the Universe." Check our guide to s...