Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Wallace (Idaho), T.R. Roosevelt visit, 1903They 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 Miners Union Tug of War Team, 1906<br/ >Group photo of the Burke Miners Union No. 10 tug-of-war team, taken outside of an unidentified building. Caption on front: "Tug of War Team of Burke Miners Union No. 10".Burke Miner's Union 10 Tug of  War Team.
Wallace (Idaho), Panorama<br/ >Snow covered streets downtown Wallace. Panoramic photograph of Wallace, Idaho.  Street scene in Winter.Look familiar? Yep, a classic Wallace winter..
Laclede Mine, Burke (Idaho), 1908<br/ >This photo shows a group of twelve people and one horse, standing in front of a log building on the Laclede Mine property.
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.

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