Mace

Location: Interstate 90 approximately 13 miles north of Mullan.
Devastation swept through this small mining community in 1910 when a snowslide swept down Burke Canyon and killed forty miners and one mine superintendent. Although the town persevered, it suffered its share of unpleasant natural phenomena, including winter temperatures averaging thirty below zero, twenty-foot snowpacks, and floods along Canyon Creek from spring runoff.

In August 1923, the town was hit again with disaster. While passing through town, a Union Pacific train threw sparks that set fire to several house roofs. The fire quickly spread through the canyon, and while residents evacuated, several miners were trapped below a burning surface above them. Today, metal buildings located near these tracks represent the mining endeavors of Hecla Mining Company.

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