Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: June 24 & 25, 2022
This small former mining town of 784 people is four blocks by nine blocks in size and is nestled within 600 miles of national forests. Every building in the downtown historical district is on the National Register of Historic Places. Once called the “Silver Capital of the World”, mining began in 1884, over 1.4 billion ounces of silver were found in this town. More silver was mined here than any other mining district in the USA. We walked throughout the town, viewing the old buildings, restaurants, train and mining museums and old-time nostalgia. There was even a small UFO on one street corner with the hatch open inviting you to enter. Naturally, I did. The nearby restaurant had hundreds of antique chandeliers and instruments. Wallace was also the home of Hollywood actress and WWII Pin-up girl Lana Turner.