Nineteenth Century American Bath Houses were often businesses connected to hotels, barber shops, ladies’ hairdressers, and spas offering massages and curative measures (steam baths, medicated baths, etc.). In the Old West, such businesses advertised in the newspapers of the day, some announcing prices (compared to today’s dollar). It’s a peek into the luxury of a wet-from-head-to-toe bath when a person has no running water at home.
Historic Silver City, Idaho, was once a bustling boom town with 2500 residents. The conjoined cemeteries tell many tales of the families who lived there. Many of the headstones (and footstones) are very legible and show a slice of Victorian American West life. I share images taken on a sunny day in June and provide the inscriptions from many of the markers. Come, walk through this historic cemetery with me and learn a little about the families who lived. #JacquieRogersAdo16
While visiting historic Silver City, Idaho in June of 2016 with Jacquie Rogers’s Much Ado About Silver City (#JacquieRogersAdo16), we had the privilege of touring the inside of the 120+ year-old church: Our Lady of Tears Catholic Church. This article shares a bit of the history, images taken inside the church, and links to the church’s site with much information, including summer schedule when mass is celebrated.