Gilmore

Name:

Gilmore

County:

Lemhi

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Elevation:

7,186 ft Gilmore Summit

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Mostly farming communities, the early settlers were colonizing Mormons with the exception of Gilmore, which was a mining town. Attempts to mill the ore locally failed. Freight wagons and mule teams were employed to haul ore to a smelter at Nicholia. All operations at Gilmore ceased when the smelter burned down. In 1910, the railroad reached Gilmore and ore was shipped by rail to Montana. Prosperity lasted until the depression years of 1929 when all major mines were closed for good.

Remains:

The closing of the mines forced the railroad to remove the tracks and Gilmore became a ghost town. The hotel, which hasn’t had a guest since, is still in fairly good condition given the passage of time.

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