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Stanley City Clerk
P.O. Box 53 / Highway 21
Stanley , ID 83278
Stanley Cemetery - Some records of this cemetery are at the Idaho State Archives in Boise; transcription of 47 gravestones available through Find-a-Grave.com website; transcription of 39 gravestones available through Interment.net website.
Church History and Records
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Stanley, ID 83279
The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.
The first men in the valley were fur trappers, but it was gold that opened up the region. In 1890 the town was established and is one of the few gold era towns remaining, and the basin is littered with ghost towns, such as Vienna on Smiley Creek, Sawtooth City in Beaver, and Custer and Bonanza on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. The town takes its name from the surrounding basin, itself named for Captain John Stanley, a Civil War veteran. He was leading a party of prospectors who passed through the basin on their way to Idaho City. The party found a small amount of placer gold, and Stanley didn't return but one of the party, A.P. Challis, did and mined around Stanley for many summers.
Military History and Records
While there are no copies of issues of Stanley newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, there are other newspapers which may be of interest to residents of Stanley.
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