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Landowner Colonel Wallace founded the town, although our local guide tells us he was a bit of a scalawag who was eventually run out of town. Wallace has had a tumultuous history, including lots of conflict between mine owners and unions. Most of the town burned to the ground in 1910, and the old wooden buildings were replaced by brick ones. Nowadays, all the downtown buildings are on ...
... the home of grunge, Nirvana and Pearl Jam. (And he did get the t shirt! to prove it).
So we stuck another pin in another map and chose a place called Wallace for an overnight stop. We must be good at sticking pins in maps (or pin the tail on the donkey, remember?) because we struck gold again with this one. Wallace turned out to be a characterful little town which looked like ...
... the church site. Happily, after the church was neglected for decades, that injustice was corrected, the church was restored to its original splendor, then returned to the ownership of the tribe. It’s a phenomenal story, one we are excited to include in our Silver Valley program during Reunion.
From Old Mission State Park, Scott and I headed east, returning to Wallace to nail down our plans there. We chatted with Rick Shaffer, ...
... It was really crowded. All of the photo ops were full so I have only a few pictures. My computer is having problems downloading my pictures so
I will have to send them later. I had a cup of bison chili for lunch and had grilled oysters for dinner, Yummy,
I will be spending tomorrow night with my niece Maggie, her husband Chris and their daughter Kyleen tomorrow night.
... 30 miles long. We saw a brown bear running down the road but didn't get any photos as he was in a hurry to get out of sight. We stopped in Wallace for a beer and then drove the pavement back to our campground. The paved road distance is 150 miles! Thursday morning we packed up and departed for Walla Walla where we are going wine tasting with Valerie and Jason.