By CHANSE WATSON Shoshone News-PressManaging Editor | April 20, 2021 7:00 AM COEUR d’ALENE — The history of Wallace and the Silver Valley will be in the spotlight when local author and historian Dr. Heather Branstetter speaks at The Museum of North Idaho’s annual virtual meeting later this week. The annual meeting, held on Friday at 6 p.m.,…

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| April 16, 2021 1:00 AM D.F. “Dave” Oliveria at CDA Press Dr. Heather Branstetter didn’t plan to write a book about the notorious sex trade of Wallace, her hometown. It was to be part of a larger project that included the labor wars and gambling raids that helped shape the Silver Valley. But the valley’s…

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By Dick Sheldon| March 5, 2020 1:12 AM One hundred seventy-three went into the Silver Valley’s Sunshine Mine on May 2, 1972. One week later, only 87 of them were alive. The last two survivors were rescued after eight days of entrapment. Death resulted from the fumes which had spread quickly through the miles of tunnels dug…

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