Kellogg's Jackass #290
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 47° 32.767 W 116° 07.911
11T E 565325 N 5266220
Quick Description: Historical marker in Kellogg commemorating the event which led to the extensive mining activity in the area.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2007 10:44:51 PM
Waymark Code: WM2BAW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 35

Long Description:

Kellogg's Jackass

With a grubstake of one jackass and $18.75 worth of flour, bacon, and beans, Noah Kellogg came here prospecting in 1855.

Not far from here, his jackass strayed away.  Kellogg finally found his wandering burro grazing on a tremendous outcropping of galena on the hillside above Wardner, about two miles south of here.  Such was the discovery of the world famous Bunker Hill mine, which has produced over 28 million tones of lead., silver, and zinc---and the is not yet in site. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: Kellogg's Jackass

Marker Type: Roadside

County: Shoshone

City: Kellogg

Group Responsible for Placement: Idaho Historical Society

Marker Number: 290

Marker Text: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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