Wallace, Idaho: Last Stoplight on I-90

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Wallace District Mining Museum

Address:
509 Bank St., Wallace, ID
Directions:
Wallace District Mining Museum. Downtown, on the north side of Bank St. between 5th and 6th Sts.
Hours:
Summer daily 10 am - 5 pm. Fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
208-556-1592
RA Rates:
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Last I-90 Stoplight.

Last Stoplight on I-90
The last traffic signal on Interstate 90 lies in a coffin at the Wallace Mining Museum. The bypass killed it. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Last stoplight in its coffin.

Last Stoplight on I-90

After reading about the last stoplight on I-90 lying in state in a coffin, I had to see it for myself. It's still there in its coffin in the Wallace Mining Museum. The photo is of me "breaking down" as I pay my final respects to the fallen traffic hero. The museum itself is very interesting as well, as it gives the visitor a brief history of Wallace and its mining heritage (there's a short 20 minute film about this that plays in a little "theater" not far from where the stoplight lies in state). The man who running the place was very friendly, and found it amusing that I heard about the stoplight on a roadside attractions webpage!

[Kevin Young, 01/01/2007]

The Museum also displays the one billionth ounce of silver taken out of the local mines (in 1985). But it doesn't get anywhere near the attention of the stoplight.


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