Depot Day 2010 in Historic Wallace Idaho

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May 8th is the date, downtown Wallace is the place, and the 25th Annual Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum Festival and Classic Car Show is the event. Depot Day has evolved into a major event in Wallace, celebrating the coming of spring, America's favorite mode of transportation, the automobile, and the nostalgia of the railroad that helped make Wallace "The Silver Capital of the World."

Depot Day 2010 Photos and Winners

Beautifully restored classic cars will fill the "closed-to-traffic" streets in historic Wallace, where there will also be the music at the Gazebo, lots of activities for kids on the Depot lawn, various ethnic and traditional food booths, and a model train exhibit. The Depot was built in 1902 using special bricks brought from China as ballast originally destined for a huge hotel in Tacoma, Washington.

There will be drawings for several prizes, with the Grand Prize being 25 ounces of 0.999 fine Idaho silver beautifully framed to create an outstanding display. Second prize is a $75 gift certificate at the Idaho Silver Shop, while third prize is five Sterling silver rounds.

Registration for cars in various categories will be between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM (fee is $15), and trophies will be awarded at 4:00 PM. Qualify to win $100 raffle with pre-registration. General information at (208) 752-0111.

click on the '56 Corvette to see the trophy winners in all 14 categories and the raffle winners new item     Click on the '56 Corvette to see the trophy winners in all 14 categories and the raffle winners.

An information sheet giving more details about this festival may be opened in a separate window.

click to open PDF poster in separate window There will be the Dinner Dance at the Eagles on Friday night again this year.

Business Loop I-90 is being renamed Harry F. Magnuson Way in honor of his efforts to have the freeway go over town rather than through it, and his efforts to save the Depot. This will be at 11 AM on Saturday.

On Saturday night, Cedar Street will stay closed and there will be a street dance with live music between the Brooks Hotel and the Day Rock.

Depot Day 2002 WINNERS DEPOT DAY 2002 WINNERS

Depot Day 1994
The Northern Pacific Depot was moved 200 feet to this location in 1986 when Interstate 90 was built over the town, rather than through it. There was no option for the feds because every building in town is on the National Historic Register.
Depot Day 1994
These buff cars are parked in front of the Oasis Bordello Museum, which celebrates the town's bawdy past.

Depot Day 1994
This piece of art is parked in front of the old Wallace Arts Center, the center of the town's artistic community.

Sixteen years later, the function of the Arts Center has been replaced by Harper's Contemporary Crafts, and the Eagles building now houses Vintage Games. (Silver Pine Mercantile, previously associated with Vintage Games is now located in the White and Bender Building, 520 Bank Street.)

Depot Day 1994
The fellow holding the Grand Prize is Dean Cooper, former owner of Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area.

Sixteen years later, Dean and Jill are the proud owners of the 1313 Club Bar and Grill.

Depot Day 1994
These merchants and many others work to make doing business in Wallace fun all year long.
Depot Day 1994
Wallace festivals are already known for folk music at the gazebo. Some of us are working to make folk music a regular summer feature.

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