Historical Photographs of Northern Idaho Mines, Towns, and Scenery, 1894-1964
Hercules Mine, Burke (Idaho), 1901
1901 | Burke
Group of nine men and women in front of the Hercules Mine, shortly after its discovery; Caption on Front: Taken by buildings at Hercules No. 2 level. L to R: Ed Hedin, a Day employee; Emma Markwell; Henry Floyd Samuels; May Hutton; Jerome Day; Miss Hedin (sister of Ed Hedin); Myrtle White (who married Paulsen), and L. W. Hutton, wearing a cooks apron. August Paulsen stands on the wood pile.
Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole,"" Kellogg (Idaho), 1904
1904 | Masonia
Image shows miners and ore cars at the Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole" Caption on front: ""Miners work on the original Bunker Hill outcrop."" On back of image: ""Forty-six years of mining history in the Coeur d'Alene district of northern Idaho came to a close last Thursday, when the Bunker Hill ""Glory Hole"" [1886: 1904] Portion of original open ""glory hole."" Location papers were nailed to a big cedar tree on September 10, 1885. Hill and Sullivan Mining and Smelting Company celebrated discovery day at Kellogg. Location papers for the Bunker Hill outcrop, which has been developed into the world's premier lead-silver ore mines, were nailed to a big cedar tree on September 10, 1855, by Noah Kellogg and Phil O'Rourke, veteran prospectors. The picture shows a portion of the original open ""glory hole," was taken in 1897 [?]. The original location notice was posted near this spot. The original ore body has been followed downward more than a mile. The deepest workings are said to have exposed ore reserves of great dimension. During the last year an immense, hitherto unknown ore body was discovered on the No. 6 level, almost on the opposite side of the hill from the original discovery. (Spokane Chronicle, September 19, 1931. In Harry Marsh Scrapbook no. 3 page 96, Archives Group 23.) (In North Idaho Press, Jubilee Edition, June 10, 1958) This picture appears and the caption ""miners work on the original Bunker Hill outcrop, 1886)
Wallace (Idaho), Northern Pacific Depot
Front view of the Northern Pacific Railroad depot on the north end of 6th Street in Wallace, Idaho. Caption on Back: "Depot has a prominent corner turret, was built for $8,330 by the Northern Pacific Railroad ("as per plan 281-1" according to company records) with brick from China. The brick had been imported in 1890 for the Olympic Hotel in Tacoma. The hotel, burnt when only partially completed, was dismantled in 1899-1901 to provide material for the depots in Wallace and Missoula".
Wallace (Idaho), T.R. Roosevelt visit, 1903
1903 | Wallace
Image of President Theodore Roosevelt's visit to Wallace. He is shown sitting in the back of a horse-drawn carriage, surrounded by on-lookers on the street and in the windows of near-by buildings. Also shown in the carriage, are N.P. depot driver, Joe McDonald; Pat McGovern, chief of police and Harry W. McKinley.