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RV Life: Discover the rich history of Gilmore, Idaho

From the bloggers at RV Life.

If you travel 65 miles south of Salmon, Idaho, via Hwy 28 you will pass the once booming mining town of Gilmore. In its hay day, the town supported a population of 600, plus hotels, a mercantile, bank, post office, and a series of local business. Numerous residences included several mansions in Upper Gilmore. There was also a city park and a large school that enrolled 71 students in 1928.

Additionally, to move ore and supplies economically meant the building of The Gilmore and Pittsburgh Railroad in 1910. In fact, it was built in just one year with hand labor. The railroad carried the ore from Gilmore across the Continental Divide to Armstead, Mont.

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