Gibbonsville, Idaho

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Gibbonsville, Idaho is a small town on highway 93. The main town is on a small one lane road veering east of US93.

Gold was discovered near Gibbonsville in 1893 on Anderson and Dahlonega Creeks. The town also showed early promise on the trade routes between Utah and Montana. In 1895, a thirty stamp mill was built in town. The population had boomed to 600. At its peak, the town had 100 buildings, 2 saw mills, a roller mill, 5 stamp mills, a newspaper and 8 saloons.

Today, the population is about 120. The town continues to justify a dot on the map with the Gibbonsville Relic Museum. Lewis and Clark passed through the area in their 1805 trek across the United States.

Context: Towns-Idaho