They call him. Mr. President-yes, the President of the United States of America, Theodore Roosevelt, visited little old Wallace in 1903.
Before there was the NFL and Sunday night football , there was the TOW Leagues, yes, the TOW,Tug Of War Teams. Below is a picture of the Burke Miner's Union 10, Tug of War Team-1906. Something tells me that this was not a gentleman's sport at all, but I rather imagine that the competition was brutal.
Burke Miner's Union 10 Tug of War Team.
Look familiar? Yep, a classic Wallace winter..
Come a listen to my story about a man named Jed. ---No, actually, this is a photo of an old mine in Burke called the "Laclede" mine. Photo from 1908.
Once again, these photos are from the University of Idaho digital collection.