Its bordello museum had just closed for the winter, so I almost did not stop in Wallace.
The Coeur d’Alene was the most productive silver-mining district in the United States.
Every downtown building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
I was hoping the Oasis Bordello Museum would be open, despite what I had read. I’m writing about the red-light district in another mining town, Cripple Creek.
It was cold and windy, so I warmed up with a latte and friendly conversation with the coffeehouse owner.
I took a stroll, and was I in for a surprise.
Click here for the logic behind the mayor’s 2004 proclamation and to learn more about Wallace and the Coeur d’Alene area.
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Hey! We stayed in Wallace a few years ago. We visited the bordello museum (creepy, sad, not a good way for a girl to live). We also visited an old hotel which was said to be haunted. That was much nicer. The hotel, which is above a nice restaurant, wasn’t actually open, so we were lucky to get a look at it. Honestly, I don’t think we’d have been comfortable in the beds. But the modern hotel nearby had no soul whatsoever!
I read that a lot of the prostitutes were depressed. A lot of them used drugs. Hmm…I am getting an idea for a new post about this.
That’s cool that someone opened the old hotel for you. I’d like to hear about it. Check out my post Hotel del Coronado, Part 5 — Ghost Sightings Compiled by the Hotel on October 11, 2012.