The Idaho Ghost Town Of Burke Is Hauntingly Beautiful But Plagued With A Violent Past

Just a short drive from the more well-known town of Wallace in North Idaho is a town that is only known by few. The ruins of this abandoned town are impressive to say the least. The buildings still stand tall and it’s not hard to imagine the town bustling with people. However, the town’s silence is a stark reminder of the dark history that haunts Burke, Idaho. Established in 1887, the town went through a lot of trauma during a short period of time. From tensions between miners and mine owners to natural disasters such as fires and avalanches, Burke endured for nearly a century. Although a handful of people still live in this area, a visit to the scenic ghost town is a solemn one.

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Have you visited Burke? Share your memories and pictures with us in the comments. Also, take a look at this Haunting Road Trip Through Idaho Ghost Towns for a perfectly spooky weekend excursion!