Dig Into Idaho’s History With A Look At These 9 Mining Photos From The Early 1900s

While Idaho is home to a variety of minerals, it was gold that brought many of the first settlers into the state. In fact, gold was one of the reasons behind the creation of the Idaho territory in the 1860s. Eventually, over the years, more minerals were discovered including silver, zinc, and lead. We are fascinated by Idaho’s rich mining history and so we got right to work, gathering photos from the early 1900s that give us just a glimpse into this important part of Idaho’s history. Below are just some of our favorites.

What did you think of these mining photos? Were there any photos that stood out to you? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

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