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Wallace was destined to be yet another abandoned mining town. The town barely survived the big forest fire of 1910. However this situation appears to have preserved the town, because of its typical unchanged look the entire downtown area is listed on the US National Historic Register. To avoid having to tear down the railroad station building to make way for the I-90, it was moved by 200 feet. Wallace is also getting attention from the movie industry, it was the location for Heaven's Gate and Dante's Peak. Heaven and hell? Despite the bad weather it felt more like heaven to us, green hills and friendly folks.
The Sierra Siver Mine Tour was a must-see for us. Coming from a coal-mining region in Belgium, we feel somewhat related... more travel advice
The small castle is the Wallace railroad depot. It houses a railroad museum that pictures a station around the end of... more travel advice
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