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Owyhee County, Idaho
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County was established December 31, 1863 with its county seat at Ruby
City. This was the first county to be established by the first
territorial legislature. In 1867 the county seat was moved to Silver
City and in 1934 to Murphy. Named for the river, mountains and mining
area explored by Hawaiian fur trappers in 1819-1820. Hawaii and Owyhee
are different spellings of the same word. Gold was discovered on Jordan
Creek in 1863, and millions of dollars of gold and silver were taken
from Silver City region until the industry declined in the early 1900s.
Silver City & Delamar, Idaho
News: Community: James Glass shotgun accident; submitted by Robin Line.
News: Crime: Fred Woodworth shot; submitted by Robin Line.
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