Scenic Areas and Historic Sites

Americans like to visit scenic areas and historic sites – but where can they go to do both at the same time? Imagine taking your next vacation where the Sundance Kid once held up the local bank, where dozens of wineries and luxurious spas vie for your attention, or where four world-class museums are within […]

Silver Mines of the Coeur d’Alene River

Greater Coeur d’Alene Mining Region Not many people realize how important the Coeur d’Alene Mining Region is to our national economy and the numerous benefits derived from the silver, lead, and zinc mined here. The Coeur d’Alene Mining Region, which is roughly four miles wide and twenty miles long, ranked first in the annual production […]

Wallace to Murray Road Trip

Visitors to Wallace and the Silver Valley, after inspecting the top silver producing mines in the nation, can also get a glimpse of the early-day gold rush to the Coeur d’Alene Mountains just over a century ago with an hour’s drive to the Murray gold district north of Wallace. Visitors should take Forestry Road 456 […]

More Historical Sites in Wallace, Idaho

Northern Pacific Depot is Wallace Focal Point The Northern Pacific Depot has been a focal point for many local activities. President Theodore Roosevelt arrived at the depot on May 26, 1903, for an official visit to the city. The President traveled a parade route to the city park in an open, horse-drawn carriage. The city […]

Historic Wallace Walking Tour

Wallace, Idaho, 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 town’s business district are virtually still intact and have remained so for at least a century or more. There has […]

Historic Wallace, Idaho

Historic Wallace, Idaho is located in the Silver Valley. The town is also known as the “Silver Capital of the World”. From the earliest days of mining until 2000, Wallace produced more silver than any other mining area in the world. Like gold flakes bottoming in a placer miner’s pan, history lingers on Wallace’s street […]

Historic Hanson, Kentucky

Historic Hanson, Kentucky, is often referred to as the Antiques and Art Center Of Western KY. The town has the true distinction of being the smallest historic district in Kentucky and has a thriving and recognized arts & antiques business community. What Hanson town lacks in size is more than made up for in character […]