Day 129

Idaho might have the most colorful historical markers in the country

August 2nd, 2010


  1. Gigi says:

    It seems the marker is not updated. Per wiki ..,_Idaho the mine closed in 1981 and was featured in the NY Times to be developed as a ski resort.

    Here’s the link to the NYT article ..

    • Lori says:

      Gigi, there is a HUGE ski resort there now — Silver Mountain. To get to the top and the lodge, you ride a gondola (tram) up the mountainside. Kinda spooky, because it’s hanging on a cable WAY above ground. I think it’s the longest cable…tram…gondola….whatever you call it, in the world. Used to take my boys up there to snowboard all the time. It’s about 30 miles from my house.

  2. MN Roxanne says:

    I guess Jackass is more eye-catching than burro…. quite the sign.

  3. deanna valenti meyer says:

    What a crazy story!!! America has so many interesting twists and turns in it’s history, doesn’t it? :)

  4. …the hallmark of all discontinued breakfast cereals.

  5. Candice in Alabama says:

    In case anyone else is wondering:

  6. deb says:

    Believe it or not, Noah Kellogg even has his own website:

  7. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:

    Yes Matt I think they do have the most colorful signs. I really like them. Shows much detail and history. Nice shot here and interesting story.

  8. Andrew in VT says:

    Anybody know what the “290” means in the lower right corner of the sign? Several of Matt’s recent photos show numbers like this.

  9. Roe says:

    Idaho route number?

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