Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jun 30 all-day
Wildflower Walks @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
12:00 am
2022 is SBG’s 18th year of leading wildflower walks! Join us hiking slowly on nearby moderate to easy trails as we appreciate the blooming native plants of our area. The walks will be led by botanists, naturalists, birders, and wildflower enthusiasts. We will choose the trails earlier each week according to where flowers are actually blooming. Participants will meet at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (11 Gimlet Road, 4 miles south of Ketchum), and follow each other to the trailhead. Children under 14 are welcome with an adult. Please no dogs. Bring clothing for possible weather, hiking shoes, sun protection, water, reusable water bottle, reusable travel coffee cup and a lunch. A camera, field guide, hand lens and notebook may help with identifying and remembering plants! Please plan to bring your own vehicle or carpool from the garden with your small group. 9:00am arrive at SBG 9:30am leave SBG Noon Lunch 3:00pm arrive back at SBG Dates: May 26 Camas Prairie June 2 Dollar Mountain June 9 Craters of the Moon June 16 Greenhorn June 23 Boulder View June 30 Murdock SNRA
The Community Library
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Hiker’s Guide Sun Valley & Ketchum @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Join local guidebook author, Scott Marchant, for a presentation and slideshow highlighting his newest release. Discover the spectacular wildflower blooms in the Smoky Mountains, the majestic peaks and canyons in the Boulder Mountains, or the old-growth forests and alpine lakes of the Pioneer Mountains. Scott will discuss day hikes and backpacks including best hikes for wildflower blooms, solitude, views, and hikes to experience with the family. Books will be available for sale. Register online to save your seat or watch on the Library’s Vimeo.
Visitor Center
Jul 1 @ 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Sun Valley Story Tour @ Visitor Center | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
10:15 am
Jump on the Mountain Rides Blue Route from the Visitor Center in Ketchum for a one-hour free bus tour highlighting the area’s rich heritage. Guided by local volunteers on the Blue Route bus while it is on route through Ketchum, Warm Springs, Sun Valley and Elkhorn.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
Adam's Gulch
Jul 6 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mountain Humane Hikin' Buddies @ Adam's Gulch | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
Hikin’ Buddies is Back! Every Wednesday starting June 1 through the end of July. At Hikin’ Buddies, you can take a shelter dog for a hike, or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs. It is a great opportunity to meet some of Mountain Humane’s adoptable dogs as well as to learn more about the organization. All are welcome to join in throughout the summer, weather permitting. No appointment is necessary; just bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you! Meet at Adam’s Gulch trailhead from 9:30-1:00 on Wednesdays. More details through the link below:www.mountainhumane.org/hikin-buddies/ *Dogs go out on hikes on a first come first serve basis.*
Forest Service Park
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Speaker Series: Imbolo Mbue @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and The Community Library welcomes award-winning author Imbolo Mbue for its first of three free lecture in Ketchum’s Forest Service Park. Imbolo Mbue is the author of How Beautiful We Were and the bestselling Behold the Dreamers, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Mbue is a native of Limbe, Cameroon, and a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, and lives in New York City. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics, and join us! Book signing to follow.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
Adam's Gulch
Jul 13 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mountain Humane Hikin' Buddies @ Adam's Gulch | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
Hikin’ Buddies is Back! Every Wednesday starting June 1 through the end of July. At Hikin’ Buddies, you can take a shelter dog for a hike, or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs. It is a great opportunity to meet some of Mountain Humane’s adoptable dogs as well as to learn more about the organization. All are welcome to join in throughout the summer, weather permitting. No appointment is necessary; just bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you! Meet at Adam’s Gulch trailhead from 9:30-1:00 on Wednesdays. More details through the link below:www.mountainhumane.org/hikin-buddies/ *Dogs go out on hikes on a first come first serve basis.*
Forest Service Park
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Speaker Series: Erich Schwartzel @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and The Community Library welcomes journalist Erich Schwartzel, author of Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, which details China’s growing influence over the American film industry and the country’s efforts to mount its own soft-power campaign around the globe. Schwartzel is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, where he has covered Hollywood since 2013. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics and join in! Book signing to follow. Free.
The Community Library
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: "Woman of Light" by Kali Fajardo-Anstine @ The Community Library
6:00 pm
Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s “Woman of Light” is a captivating story of survival, love, and fate that spans five generation of an Indigenous Chicano family in the American West. The novel tells the story of Luz “Little Light” Lopez, a tea leaf reader and laundress, and how she is left to fend for herself after her older brother, Diego, a snake charmer, and factory worker, is run out of town by a violent white mob. As Luz navigates 1930s Denver, she begins to have visions that transport her to her Indigenous homeland in the nearby Lost Territory. Luz recollects her ancestors’ origins, how her family flourished, and how they were threatened. She bears witness to the sinister forces that have devastated her people and their homelands for generations. In the end, it is up to Luz to save her family stories from disappearing into oblivion. Fajardo-Anstine wrote “Woman of Light” as a way to tell the story of her ancestors and for them to be seen. Although the physical evidence of her ancestors’ homes are gone, she wants it to be known that their stories are vividly alive in Woman of Light. She wants other Chicanos, Latinos, Indigenous people, and people coming ...
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
Adam's Gulch
Jul 20 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mountain Humane Hikin' Buddies @ Adam's Gulch | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
Hikin’ Buddies is Back! Every Wednesday starting June 1 through the end of July. At Hikin’ Buddies, you can take a shelter dog for a hike, or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs. It is a great opportunity to meet some of Mountain Humane’s adoptable dogs as well as to learn more about the organization. All are welcome to join in throughout the summer, weather permitting. No appointment is necessary; just bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you! Meet at Adam’s Gulch trailhead from 9:30-1:00 on Wednesdays. More details through the link below:www.mountainhumane.org/hikin-buddies/ *Dogs go out on hikes on a first come first serve basis.*
Forest Service Park
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Speaker Series: Ayad Akhtar @ Forest Service Park | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
7:00 pm
The 2022 Community Speaker Series presented by the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference and The Community Library welcomes award-winning writer and playwright, Ayad Akhtar. Akhtar is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of “Homeland Elegies,” which The New York Times selected as a Top 10 Book of 2020. His plays have also been awarded the Kennedy Prize for American Drama and an Obie Award, as well as Tony and Olivier nominations. He is the current President of PEN America, and was named New York State Author in 2021. Bring your camp chairs, blankets, picnics, and join us! Book signing to follow.
The Community Library
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"The Long Corner" with Alexander Maksik @ The Community Library
5:00 pm
Alexander Maksik joins us to discuss his new novel, “The Long Corner,” a bold novel about ambition, grief, creativity, beauty, and existential emptiness that retraces the arc of American life and culture in the first decades of the 21st century. Maksik is the author of three previous novels and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, and the Andrew Lytle Prize, and he is a graduate of the Sun Valley Community School. His talk will be followed by a book signing. Register to save your seat, or join us on Vimeo.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
Adam's Gulch
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Mountain Humane Hikin' Buddies @ Adam's Gulch | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
Hikin’ Buddies is Back! Every Wednesday starting June 1 through the end of July. At Hikin’ Buddies, you can take a shelter dog for a hike, or hang out and socialize with some of the smaller dogs. It is a great opportunity to meet some of Mountain Humane’s adoptable dogs as well as to learn more about the organization. All are welcome to join in throughout the summer, weather permitting. No appointment is necessary; just bring your family and friends to have a good time with some dogs that would love to meet you! Meet at Adam’s Gulch trailhead from 9:30-1:00 on Wednesdays. More details through the link below:www.mountainhumane.org/hikin-buddies/ *Dogs go out on hikes on a first come first serve basis.*
50 Years of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area: Looking Back, Looking Ahead @ The Community Library
7:00 pm
Join The Community Library for a panel conversation on the history and future of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA), 756,000 acres of central Idaho that includes the Sawtooth Wilderness, Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds Wilderness, and the Hemingway-Boulders Wilderness areas. The SNRA was established on August 22, 1972, and we are taking this moment to recognize its impact on our community as we step into the next 50 years. Panelists will include Kathryn Grohusky, Executive Director of the Sawtooth Society; Lin Gray, Executive Director of the Sawtooth Interpretive & Historical Association; Kirk Flannigan, Area Ranger at the SNRA Headquarters north of Ketchum; and Paul Ries, former SNRA Area Ranger. This program will be outdoors at the Library. Bring a camp chair or blanket and join us!
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
The Community Library
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Jewish History of the Wood River Valley @ The Community Library | | |
6:00 pm
Jews have lived and worked in the Wood River Valley since at least 1881. In the valley’s earliest days, they served as miners, merchants, and elected officials, contributing proudly to the growing region at the same time as they experienced the unique challenges that accompanied being Jewish on the American frontier. Join The Community Library and the Wood River Jewish Community for an evening exploring the Jewish history of the Wood River Valley with Ari Goldstein, who has worked for New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage and served as a Glass Leadership Fellow at the Anti-Defamation League and a Conference Committee Member for the Council of American Jewish Museums. Register online to save your seat. This program will also be live streamed and available to watch later on the Library’s Vimeo.
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Discovery Kids @ Sawtooth Botanical Garden | Ketchum | Idaho | United States
9:30 am
For children ages 2 to 5 (+ their adult helper) Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 | June 22nd through August 10th Join us for a fun filled hour of engaging stories, fun activities, and garden exploration. Discovery Club is a FREE program! For more information, please visit sbgarden.org
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...
Ore Wagon Museum
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Take a tour of the City of Ketchum’s Iconic Ore Wagons and explore a historical collection from Ketchum’s mining era, the town’s founding, and the historic Wagon Days Big Hitch Parade. The museum also offers souvenirs, reserved seating, and information on the Wagon Days Weekend. Horace Lewis began the “Ketchum Fast Freight Line” soon after the town was founded on August 2, 1880. The first load of ore was carried from the Elkhorn mine to the railroad at Kelton, Utah. These monstrous wagons with six-foot wheels known as “The Big Hitch made the round trip in about two weeks, returning to Ketchum with merchandise and freight for local businesses. In 1884, when the Oregon Shoreline Railroad reached Ketchum, the wagons distributed freight to mines and returned with ore to the Philadelphia smelter. They carried as much as 18,000 pounds of ore and covered 12 to 14 miles per day. By 1902, when rail service to Mackay and Challis was inaugurated, the need for these giant wagons diminished. Today the appearance of the wagons in Ketchum’s annual Wagon Days Parade are reminders of the vital role they played during the area’s early days. The Bonning Cabin located adjacent to the Ore ...

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