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Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 21

Long Description:


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

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Marker Text: Not listed

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

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