Sponsored content: Take a historic walk in Riggins

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Tires get us to places we have to go, and more importantly, destinations we want to go. And North Central Idaho has lots to go see.

How about taking a historic walk in Riggins?

The Salmon River Heritage Walking Tour includes 21 informational monuments along Main Street/U.S. Highway 95. Each one tells a tale of Riggins’ past, describing the history of an old home, business, landmark or founding citizen.

The tour has no starting point, but a convenient place to begin is Riggins City Park where two monuments are located. Park here and walk south along Main Street, stopping to read the monuments as you go. Cross the highway after reading the monuments at Salmon Rapids Lodge and start back up the other side.

What might you find out on the tour?

• Why Riggins was called “Gouge Eye” in the early days.

• How city founder Charlie Clay got the lumber to build his home in 1919.

• What the big white building across from the grocery store used to be, and who is rumored to have worked on its construction.

• Which restaurant served as the community center for many years, hosting dances, movies, roller skating and sports.

• Who traded a watch and two horses for the land that later became the Riggins townsite.

Ready to travel? Check out The Tire Guy for your vehicle needs, as well as for roadside tire assistance. We’re here to help get you places: 208-816-8040 (ask for Rick) or 208-962-3241 (shop), 502 Main Street in Cottonwood.


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