Idaho March 13, 2018
The Unique Village In Idaho Where Time Stands Still
Idaho is a rapidly growing state and a lot of towns are nearly unrecognizable to the small communities that they once were. However, there are still plenty of towns in our state where it seems the effects of time have not taken hold. The town featured below is the perfect example of this.It almost looks like time stands still in this little known community. There’s something enchanting about these types of places. Perhaps it’s because they are a reflection of a simpler time. Keep scrolling for more information about this delightful town.
Nestled within the central Idaho mountains is a small town that goes unnoticed by many people. The town of Leadore is one of the two official "cities" in Lemhi County and most people don't even seem to know it's there.
The historic town is home to approximately 100 people. It's a quaint community—one where very little happens, but that's just how the townspeople like it.
Leadore dates back to 1910. It's population really began to increase when the Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad was constructed through the Lemhi Valley. Leadore was the location of one of the train's depots and many people moved to the town to have access to the railway.
The town continued to grow from 1910 until around 1925. During its heyday, Leadore was thriving. It was home to a bank, post office, hotels, barber shops, markets, and was even the headquarters for the Salmon National Forest. All of that can be hard to believe considering the town is so quiet and isolated today.
Many of the town's structures look straight out of the past. It doesn't seem like much has changed around here since Leadore was a popular train stop. This place definitely has the feel of a typical small town. Everybody knows everybody, and you'll likely get to know a few of them when you visit.
The town's population began to dwindle when the railroad became abandoned more than 50 years ago. Today, you can stroll through the town and observe many of the still standing, century old structures.
Many travelers stumble upon Leadore when visiting the nearby historic site known as the
Birch Creek Charcoal Kilns. The kilns are definitely worth a quick visit. These beehive shaped structures were used to produce charcoal in the late 1800s.
There may not be a lot going on in the serene town of Leadore, but this place is a rare look into what life during Idaho's early days looked like. It's not often you come across historic towns like this one that look to be frozen in time.
Doesn’t this historic town look absolutely magical? If you thought this place was a delightful reminder of the past, then you’ll be thrilled learning about
The One Idaho Town That’s So Perfectly Western.