Category: Gold Road History Tour

Travel the Idaho Gold Road Tour and learn about gold prospectors, the railroad, fur trappers and the Oregon Trail emigrants. The gold road through eastern Idaho was born during the Civil War years when John White and his party discovered gold on Grasshopper Creek in Montana in 1862. Soon a boom-town of 500 persons were running short of supplies. They sent Mr. Woodmanse on a difficult journey of 400 miles to Salt Lake City for winter supplies. Then in 1883 gold was discovered in Virginia City and thousand of persons came and the need for supplies exploded. The Gold Road from Montana to Utah through 200 miles of eastern Idaho became a lifeline for the mines-gold on one end and food and supplies on the other. 

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