In December, 1865, Idaho's governor—Caleb Lyon
of Lyonsdale—set off a wild rush to Diamond
Gulch, visible a few miles west of here, with
a story that was toogood to be true.
He told miners in Sliver City that a prospector had
given him some priceless diamonds from that area.
Enough gems of interest to rock hounds were found
there to maintain a diamond frenzy that winter. A
similar escitement followed in 1892, but no
actual diamonds ever were recovered in