Most People Have No Idea This Underwater City In Idaho Even Exists
Many of us are familiar with the story of Atlantis: the mysterious and ancient city that has long since disappeared underwater. But did you know that Idaho has its very own legend of a forgotten underwater city? We’ve told you the tale of Idaho’s most famous underwater ghost town, which was the largest concentrated relocation of an entire city during its time. Roosevelt’s story is entirely different, however.
Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of the ghost town of Roosevelt is that it still stands in all of its mining glory at the bottom of Monumental and Mule Creeks. Despite being a once-thriving town in the heart of Valley County, its existence today is little more than a ramshackle castle at the bottom of a watery goldfish bowl, as it were. But the story is undeniably intriguing.
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Roosevelt is yet another Idaho town with a truly fascinating history – but this tale is unique enough to have garnered a reputation as “the town that committed suicide.” What do you think?