[Vision2020] This Trail In Idaho Is Home To Dozens Of Abandoned Schoolhouses And You Need To See It

Moscow Cares moscowcares at moscow.com
Fri Jun 9 08:26:46 PDT 2017

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This Trail In Idaho Is Home To Dozens Of Abandoned Schoolhouses And You Need To See It

There’s something tragically beautiful about abandoned places. They’re romantic, nostalgic, mournful, provocative – the sight of a once charismatic building now forlorn and crumbling, a slice of the past now tentatively standing amidst its own shambles is both haunting and humbling, and yet entrancing. Idaho’s uniquely undeveloped landscape is full of these neglected homages to history, which sit quietly. In other states, these decaying beauties would be demolished and to make way for condos, shopping plazas, and mini-marts, but not here in the Gem State.

Our ghost towns are full of unique and quirky spaces that teem with the past – saloons, general stores, cemeteries… Yet, these old mining camps and their long-gone communities weren’t the only thing that kept Idaho thriving. Outside of these areas was a separate world that embraced the simplicity of rural life. The remnants? Historic, independent schoolhouses left behind as Idaho continued to grow and localize.

Today, you can take pay a visit to dozens of these historic schoolhouses by taking an “official” North Idaho self-guided tour. But there are also plenty around the state that are worthy of a photo stop! Ready to explore?


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"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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