Murray, Idaho

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Murray is an unincorporated community in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States. It is twenty miles from Wallace along Dobson Pass Road.


Murray was one of several boisterous mining camps that became active in the late 1880s in Northern Idaho. Mines operated in the area from the 1880s to the 1950s. A Northern Pacific railroad line served the community for two years during the 1910s.[1]


Today Murray is inhabited by prospectors, loggers, and retirees. Two businesses remain open, the Sprag Pole Restaurant and Museum and the Bedroom Goldmine Bar. The Sprag Pole occupies one of the town's original buildings, built in 1884.[2]


  1. ^ History of Selected Mines in the Pine Creek Area, Shoshone County, Idaho by Victoria E Mitchell, Idaho Geological Survey
  2. ^ Derig, Betty. Roadside History of Idaho. Missoula: Mountain Press. p. 324. ISBN 0878423273. 

Coordinates: 47°37′38″N 115°51′31″W / 47.62722°N 115.85861°W / 47.62722; -115.85861