Bay Horse, ID

Bay Horse

The silver mining town of Bay Horse ist nestled in a narrow canyon.

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Today, the town is on private property and it's not allowed to enter.

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From the dirt road, you have a great view of the collapsed buildings.
Tim Cooper found rich ore up Bay Horse Creek in 1877. In 1880, a five stamp, water powered mill and a twenty-five ton smelter were built.

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Hotel in Bay Horse.

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Six charcoal kilns were built. The operation of a smelter required that large amounts of charcoal be burned to produce the intense heat necessary to melt out the silver and lead.

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Mill and coke ovens further up the canyon.

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