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Q: Old west trivia ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Old west trivia
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: kdl5720-ga
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Posted: 17 Sep 2004 05:28 PDT
Expires: 17 Oct 2004 05:28 PDT
Question ID: 402436
People say that it was the only light of its kind for over 2,000
miles. And when it went out, it was laid to rest in its very own
coffin. There are still many lights like it though. What is it? Where
could I find a photograph of it?
Subject: Re: Old west trivia
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 17 Sep 2004 06:31 PDT

The wild west questions come again.  This one was a bit tougher than
others, but the answer is out there if you look.  Actually, you would
have to look in Wallace, Idaho.

Interstate 90 once ran through Wallace, Idaho.  In Wallace, there was
a stoplight right in the interstate. It was the only stoplight on the
highway from Boston to Seattle. Many people consider the removal of
the light the final step in the completion of the Eisenhower Highway
Plan.  When it was removed upon the building of a bypass, the people
of Wallace had a funeral ceremony, complete with 21-gun salute.  The
light lays in state in a museum in Wallace.

You can find a picture of the light at

Thanks for your question.  If you need any additional clarification,
please let me know.



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Elevated Section of I-90 at Wallace

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Subject: Re: Old west trivia
From: ga1970-ga on 17 Sep 2004 08:50 PDT
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Subject: Re: Old west trivia
From: ga1970-ga on 17 Sep 2004 08:51 PDT
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