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IDAHO PANHANDLE SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHS
Silver Valley - Swan Lake - Pend Oreille

Swan Lake in Medimont; South of Coeur d'Alene
©0643  Swan Lake, Idaho   (near Coeur d'Alene River)
see also
     "Shoshone Falls Park"
    "Crossing Idaho"



Charter Boats visit East Hope , small town on Lake Pend Oreille
©0644 East Hope - Lake Pend Oreille
Statue of Liberty at Sandpoint City Park on Lake Pend Oreille, ID
©0645 Sandpoint City Park
St. Joe River, S of Coeur d'Alene
©0646 Aqua Park Steam Engine - St. Maries


Idaho Panhandle Photos


Moyie Springs Dam is a massive Hydroelectric Project
©0650 Moyie Springs Dam at
Bonner's Ferry, Idaho


near Chatcolet, South of Coeur d'Alene
©0647 Reflections on Chatcolet Lake
Round Lake near Chatcolet; South of Coeur d'Alene
©0648 Waterfowl on Round Lake
Coolin, Idaho  in the Panhandle
©0649 Marshes of Soldier Creek


Clothing Store built on an old railroad bridge in Sandpoint
©0651 Coldwater Creek Clothing
Corliss Steam Engine at City of Flags city park
©0553 City of Flags, Newport WA
St. Maries, South of Coeur d'Alene
©0652 Heyburn School's Paul Bunyon


Pend Oreille River Newport, WA
©0653 Waterlilies Pend Oreille
Priest Lake Bears welcome visitors to Coolin ID -Kaniksu NF
©0654 Priest Lake Bears
Kaniksu National Forest; Coolin, Idaho
©0655 Priest Lake beneath Kootenai Mts


Silver Valley Idaho Pictures


91 miners die in mine; 1972  Kellogg, Idaho
©0639 The Sunshine Memorial - Kellogg
Evolution of Miners
©0638 Miner's Family - Wallace Mining Park
Cataldo Mission is the oldest Building in Idaho
©0640 Cataldo Mission of Sacred Heart 1853


Wallace is surrounded by active and no longer active metal mines
©0641 Wallace- a Silver Mining Town
In 1970 N Pacific Railroad merged with 5 others to become Burlington Northern; This museum honors it's past
©0642 N Pacific Railroad Museum - Wallace

This Gallery is a trek through Idaho.
   As you head northward toward the Idaho Panhandle,  images like Swan Lake wet your appetite for the "Look" of Idaho.  The Coeur d'Alene river dresses in Reflections and Wildlife.  Cultural cleverness like Heyburn School's Paul Bunyon and Aqua Park Steam Engine paint the picture of a people with a sense of humor and a respect for the past and a love of Idaho scenery.

I-90 brings you to Silver Valley Idaho pictures.  The Northern Pacific Railroad  transported  huge amounts of metals (gold, zinc, lead and LOTS of silver)  from this area...known as the "Silver Capital of the World".  Human effort, seen by  The Sunshine Memorial and Wallace Mining Park,  has  been required to enable this feat.  Every building in Wallace,  the hub of this area,  is in the National Historic Registry.  The Cataldo Mission of the Sacred Heart has born witness to the harsh realities of this area since 1853.

You can enter the Panhandle from the south or  from the City of Flags, in Newport, WA.  Either way, delicious sunsets like that of Sandpoint City Park  and delicate reflective clouds over East Hope open your door to Lake Pend Oreille. Waterliles show that plants thrive here and man's unique use of an old bridge across Sand Creek  (Coldwater Creek Clothing Store)  show man thrives here as well.  Traveling through gargantuan canyons, you come to Moyie Springs Dam which services Bonners Ferry.   It harnesses the Moyie River which starts in Canada, pulses through the hydroelectric dam and shortly joins the Kootenai River.

There are many visual tales to tell in a romp through the Panhandle.  Priest Lake Bears welcome visitors to Coolin in the Kaniksu National Forest.  There you can fish Priest Lake in sight of the Kootenai Mountain Range...or watch caribou tiptoe through the Marshes of Soldier Creek. 

from "Compelling Landscapes" Gallery 49...


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