Genealogy and History
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1864, Shoshone County, also known as
the Silver Valley, was
the first organized government in the
Idaho boundaries. It was named for the Native American Shoshone Tribe.
The first county seat was in Pierce and it
moved three times, first in 1885 to Murray, in 1890 to Osburn, and
finally to Wallace
in 1893 where the county seat remains today. Shoshone County has
colorful background of history and strong people from all walks of
life. Mining is and always has been the county's best known industry
and is one of the greatest mining regions in the country. In 1883, the
Last Gold Rush in the lower 48 U.S. states made Murray, Idaho the
the Coeur d'Alene Mining District. Shoshone County
is also known for it beautiful forests and mountains and valleys. The
population was 12,765 at the 2010 census.