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Wallace Founders Day

This year’s annual community celebration of the historic silver mining town of Wallace, Idaho, founded in 1884, is a big one. There’s the usual parade and street fair festivities, but the highlight of 2017’s gathering is the rededication of town founder William R. Wallace’s tombstone, which most recently was in the possession of a collector (Wallace was buried in California in 1901; the tombstone’s journey since is quite a long story). Now, 116 years later, his grave marker is being reinstalled at the town’s Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum, with a dedication ceremony on Saturday at 3:30 pm. Other events throughout the day include the parade (1 pm), a community picnic (2 pm), historical reenactors and book signings.

Sat, June 24, starting at noon • Free • All ages • Downtown Wallace, Idaho • wallacefoundersday.com • 208-752-0111

— Chey Scott

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