Searching for a place to sit out Labor Day we found ourselves in Wallace.
Wallace is known as The Silver Capital of the World, founded in 1884 with a population of 14. By 1985 the Wallace area had produced one billion oz. of silver and poised to produce another one billion . The silver valley has produced 8 million tons of lead, 2 million tons of copper, and one half million ozs. of gold and continue to produce them today.Silver prices are on the increase so the mines are ramping up their efforts for recovery, prices have risen from $3.50 to the current price of $35.00 per oz.
The downtown Wallace area was a great place to walk around and browse the old buildings still in use today. The Renaissance design of most of the buildings was quite interesting to look at since they were built in the late 1800’s.
While we were in Wallace we got to meet up with Mike and Debbie (Coldsmoke to some of you), we had a nice breakfast together and checked out the flea market with them.