NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD – WALLACE DEPOT COLLECTION
The Northern Pacific Depot has a vast collection of turn of the century railroad photographs. While we can’t show you all of them, we’ve added a few of our favorites to pique your interest in learning more about the history of railroading in the Coeur d’Alene Mining District.
EXPANSIVE COLLECTION OF HISTORICAL PHOTOS
The University of Idaho’s Barnard-Stockbridge Collection has over 2000 photographs, selected from over 200,000 nitrocellulose and glass plate negatives, taken by Nellie Stockbridge and T. N. Barnard during the years 1894-1964. The photos depict various aspects of life in the Wallace/Kellogg mining area.
The Northern Pacific Depot Museum is grateful to have access to this wonderful resource. Here we’ve selected a few interesting photographs from the collection that are Railroad-related.
While in Wallace we encourage you to also visit the Barnard-Stockbridge Museum to see one of the most comprehensive photograph collections of its type in the Pacific Northwest.
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NPRY historical association
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
The Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association (NPRHA) is dedicated to preserving the history of America’s first northern transcontinental railroad and making it accessible on this website. This is done by the nearly 2,000 members of the NPRHA who support research into the operations, equipment, and facilities of the NP and by modeling and publishing the various research findings.
The NPRHA is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization formed in 1981. For more information about the NPRHA click here.
NORTHERN PACIFIC DEPOT MUSEUM WEBSITE FUNDING
Funding for this website has been provided by the Idaho Humanities Council (IHC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A SPECIAL THANKS FROM THE STATION MASTER
Many organizations and people have influenced the shape and content of this website. We would like to thank each and every one of them for their support and guidance which helped us in completing this project. We are especially grateful to Gravis Tech and their summer interns Zahn White and Heather Branstetter, Ph.D. for their hard work in bringing this project to life. We’re also thankful for the featured Depot and Car Show photos provided by Lizzie Keitel Photography.
Special thanks to the Idaho Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for funding this project through a CARES Grant, with matching funds contributed from Gravis Tech, NP Depot Foundation, Frank A. Morbeck Community Foundation and Friends of the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot.
Museum Director (2013-2021)
Northern Pacific Depot
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LOOKOUT PASS GRADE
The Northern Pacific Depot Museum is the perfect meeting spot and jump off point to explore the trails. The Wallace region abounds with recreational opportunities. Ride the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes or the Route of the Hiawatha. Hike the Pulaski Trail. Explore Historic Wallace. Visit the ghost town of Burke. Then meet back at the Museum to tell us about your adventures! If you need directions or information, just ask! We’re happy to help.