Elmore County Historical Foundation is hosting a
FREE Tour of Atlanta, Idaho
Wednesday July 27th
Meet at Cyndie's in Featherville at 10:00
Bring your favorite dish to share for our potluck lunch.
Kerry Moosman will be the historical tour guide.
High clearance vehicles are recommended.
To RSVP or for more information contact Jamie Ostolasa 366-3344 or Betty Ann Nettleton 599-1033
It was founded in 1864 during the Civil War as a gold and silver mining community and named by Southerners after a rumored Confederate victory over General Sherman in the Battle of Atlanta, which turned to be wholly false, but the name stuck. Mining activity near Atlanta preceded its establishment as a mining community. The John Stanley party discovered gold on the nearby Yuba River on July 20, 1864, just two days prior to the battle back in Georgia. That November, John Simmons made the discovery of the Atlanta lode which contained both gold and silver.