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.