.All Trips / Idaho / North America / Pacific Northwest

Wallace, Idaho: Center of the Universe!?!

Wallace, Idaho — Center of the Universe!!

I’ve driven past the picturesque town of Wallace (population 784), nestled in the Idaho Panhandle’s Silver Valley at around 2700′, many times and had always been drawn to the historic buildings and beautiful setting.  I remember telling my wife that someday we needed to exit and explore the town.  We finally booked a room at the historic Jameson Inn in Wallace and were anxious to visit and explore this small but historic town.

Wallace was born during a mining boom and mining still is important to the economy.  Silver was discovered near Wallace in 1884, bringing in hordes of prospectors and the expected secondary tide of merchants, saloon-keepers, bandits and brothels.  By the …

Read More

Tagged , ,