Silver City School, Idaho, USA

Silver City School, Idaho, USA.  Silver City is an old mining town that today is a semi ghost town. Visiting Silver City is like going back in time as it has changed relatively little since founded in 1864.  Silver City is nessled in the Owyhee Mountains and at its peak in the 1880's was home to about 2,500 people.  This is the partially restored school building.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13490x6745
Taken: 14/06/2011
Uploaded: 17/06/2011
Updated: 20/03/2015


Tags: silver city; ghost town; school
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Idaho is a state located in the northwestern region of the United States of America.  Idaho is the 14th largest state by area, ranks 39th by population and 53rd by population density of the 50 United States.  Idaho was the 43rd state to be admitted into the Union, on July 3, 1890.  Idaho is landlocked, being bordered by Canada on the north and the states of Washington and Oregon on the west, Nevada and Utah on the south and Montana and Wyoming on the east.  Idaho is nicknamed "The Gem State" because nearly every known gemstone is found within the state.  Idaho is also famous for producing about one third of all potatoes grown in the USA.  Idaho also hosts the largest barrel cheese factory in the world, producing 120K metric tons of cheese per year.  There is some ambiguity as to where the name "Idaho" came from, but it is generally believed to have simply been made up by George M. Willing.  There is a possibility it was derived from a Native American phrase.  Idaho is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population was about 1.58M in July 2011 with 84% being Caucasian, 11.2% Hispanic and 1.1% Native American.  The state capital and largest city is Boise.Source: wikipedia