Posted by: BruceS
N 46° 30.668 W 116° 33.687
11T E 533643 N 5150933
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the ghost town of Slaterville, Idaho.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 9/7/2007 9:22:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM25DB
Served as the steamboat port for the Clearwater Gold Rush which followed
mineral discoveries at Pierce in 1860. Founded by Seth S. Slater, May 6,
1861, Slaterville (permanent population, 50) had 5 edifices - built mainly of
colored blankets -- 2 stores, 2 houses, and a saloon. When the Colonel
Wright "snapped her tow-line on the Grand Rapids and went whirling through the
Big Eddy" just below here. May 13, Lewiston was founded to replace the new
port. One more steamer reach here June 1, but Slaterville was doomed.
~ text of marker #250
Marker Name: Slaterville
Marker Type: Roadside
County: Nez Perce
Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society
Marker Number: 250
Web link(s) for additional information:
Marker Text: Not listed
City: Not listed
Date Dedicated: Not listed
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