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Monday, July 15, 2013

Wallace District Mining Museum to be featured on Travel Channel TV show

The small town of Wallace, Idaho , about 45 min. east of Coeur d' Alene along I-90, is probably the last spot on earth you'd expect to run into a television film crew, but just a little over a month ago, you might have. That's because crew's from the Travel Channel we're in Wallace to film for an upcoming episode of the TV show , Mysteries at the Museum.

Mysteries at the Museum is an newer TV show for the Travel Channel where each episode goes to various museum's around the United States and looks into the history of a particular item of interest in that museum. In the case of Wallace that museum was the Wallace District Mining Museum, located at 509 Bank St. in Downtown Wallace.

The Wallace District Mining Museum is small storefront museum that takes a look at rich silver mining history of the town of Wallace and Silver Valley area. Also the museum highlights local history with such items as a stoplight, that was the only stoplight on I-90 when I-90 still came directly thru the middle of the small town.

While there is plenty in the mining museum to keep a history buff fascinated , the Mysteries at the Museum crew focused on the museum's original Pulaski firefighting tool. The tool was developed in the early 1900's by Ed Pulaski and was instrumental in helping save the town during the Great Fire of 1910.

The episode will also feature scenes from around the Wallace area to help build a back story on the tool. As of the time of this post an air date for the episode featuring the museum has not yet been announced but it is expected to air sometime in August. Keep watching this page for an air date...

The Wallace District Mining Museum was founded in 1956 and is still open today. The museum is open 10am till 5pm daily and admission prices are $3 adult, $1 children and $7 family. The museum also has a store that is open to the public that sells various Idaho souvenirs , local books and maps.

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