Sightseeing Near Kingston, Idaho

Murray, Idaho
Trip Day Eighteen: June 29, 2000
Historic Murray

People still live in this historic town, where the miners worked the dredges 100 years ago.

I don't think the Tlinket Indians of British Columbia and Southeastern Alaska live here, but someone fancies their artwork.

Murray was once a thriving gold-mining town with a population of 5,000. If the old west is of interest to you, this Murray website is a must see. It has lots of old pictures and stories of the history of Murray and the nearby area.

Below: The Bedroom Goldmine Bar is so named because the owner of the building wanted his comfort while he mined his gold. He knocked a hole in a bedroom floor and dug thirty feet to bedrock and struck gold. So he operated his mine through the bedroom floor!

Page last updated August 8, 2000.