Welcome to North Idaho

To live in a place other people dream of visiting is incredible. Through the lens of my camera OnLocation North Idaho will bring you a slice of life as we know it in the Idaho panhandle. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Good Ol' Elmer

A fun North Idaho roadside attraction is one we've only seen from I-90 for years, always remembering it's there right after we pass by eastbound Exit 66 after leaving Wallace. This time we were prepared and took the little frontage road and stopped. Elmer's Foundain is named for the late Elmer Almquist who built the sculpture out of salvaged mine equipment from the nearby Gold Creek Mine. Funnel shaped cone crushers capture the water before it flows over the edges. There are several of the quirky fountains and it's worth a stop on a hot day. Tip: Exit 66 is accessable only from the eastbound lanes of I-90 right before the exit to Mullan, the last town in Idaho before Lookout Pass and the Montana border.

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