George Grimes discovered gold in the Boise Basin in 1862. In 1863-64, Idaho City was the most-populated city in the Pacific Northwest. At current prices, almost a billion dollars worth of gold came out of the basin. Today Idaho City is on The National Register of Historic Places and contains more than 22 intact historic buildings.
We took advantage of mild winter weather to enjoy the sites during the off-season, but we'll need to go back in the summer when the cemetery road isn't a sheet of ice.