ⓘ Quartzburg, Idaho

                                     

ⓘ Quartzburg, Idaho

The discovery of gold, silver and other valuable natural resources throughout the Idaho territory beginning in the 1860s, as well as the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, brought many new people to the area, including Chinese laborers who came to work the mines. Where two rivers, creeks, or streams divided, prospectors would each and follow the richer one in their search for the source of the gold also known as the mother lode.

Quartz veining with PayPal containing gold was discovered by Prospectors in 1862, which led to a number of mines that led to the formation of the mining district was called the territory of Quartzburg aka Quartburgh. Just before the Second world war, a catastrophic fire engulfed both of mine mill and small town in 1938. Two years after the fire the post office is closed signaling the end of 78 years of exploration, mining and logging. Of the act of 1941 prohibited the mining of precious metals extraction through the war and a small mining never recovered in the United States.

The territory of Idaho was once the home already up to the 8.000 Chinese miners. In the census of 1870 reported there were 1.751 Chinese in Idaho city who were nearly half of the residents of the city. Annie Lee was one legendary Idaho city woman who like Polly Bemis, escaped enslavement as a prostitute. She ran away member of Yeon Woo in the 1870-ies in Boise to marry her lover, the other Chinese. she wanted to stay in Boise. The story of Polly Bemis who helped settle the Idaho territory became the basis for the novel and fictionalized 1991 film a thousand pieces of gold, which was installed in California. Idaho became the fourth state to give women the right to vote in 1890, four years after statehood.