Historic Wallace Idaho

Historic Railroads in Northern Idaho

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The historic mining town of Wallace is nestled beneath Interstate 90, halfway between two ski and recreation areas in northern Idaho's beautiful Silver Valley. A hundred years ago, the Northern Pacific and the Milwaukee railroads entered Idaho from the east near lookout Pass. The NP dropped into the Silver Valley to collect silver ore, while the Milwaukee Road headed down the St. Joe River Valley on its way to Portland. The Union Pacific railroad entered the Silver Valley from the west, headed to the silver mines in Burke Canyon. Today these railbeds are bicycle trails.

 
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