Sweet Fire Station
|Elevation||2,559 ft (780 m)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||397232|
Sweet is an unincorporated community in Gem County, Idaho, United States. It is located in open countryside 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Emmett, along a county highway 8 miles due north of its intersection with State Highway 52.
Founded in 1885 by Ezekiel Sweet, the community initially was a supply location and post office for farmers and ranchers in the nearby Lower Squaw Creek Valley. Sweet grew significantly as a result of the later Thunder Mountain Mines gold strike; by 1900, it supported three saloon, three hotels, several businesses and a newspaper, which lasted until the gold mines petered out. Several subsequent fires destroyed most of the historic downtown. Today, a smaller Sweet is the location of a restaurant and post office.
Shadow Butte, located northwest of Sweet, and is a notable landmark in the area.
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