The History of Wallace Idaho

Wallace is facinating for its history: 133 years old, bawdy in its boom times, resolute in the hard times, this town of 874 reveles in its history. Today, five out of six tourist attractions in town celebrate the town's history and culture. The Sierra Silver Mine Tour trolly takes tourists past the Mining Museum, the Railroad Museum, the Bordello Museum, and the Melodrama on its way to the mine and the walking part of the tour.
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I-90, Montana Exit 0, Lookout Pass ski area
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However, the true history of the town lies in the archives of photos, newspapers, letters, stories and memories. This part of the website will organize this information in two ways. On the surface, this history index webpage will lead to a series of stories with restored photographs that tell tales from the past. Below the surface, a massive and sophisticated database grows. Use the domain's search engine to search the history of Wallace for information about a variety of persons, places, and things.

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This page is obviously under construction. The above Table of Contents is meant to be indicative and not comprehensive. Contributions of historical information, photographs and stories from locals and other interested parties are most welcome and will be credited.

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Wallace Relocation
January 17, 2018
Modern Wallace
October 10, 2008
Outdoor Recreation
November 23, 2015
Photo Album
December 29, 2003
Wallace Festivals
August 16, 2018
Wallace Business
August 06, 2018
Wallace Homepage
August 06, 2018
Today's Weather
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January 02, 2018
Dates indicate when the content or structure of a page was modified. This Wallace HISTORY page was last modified on October 08, 2017.


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