Ketchum, Idaho

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City Hall[edit | edit source]
Ketchum City Hall
PO Box 2315>br>Ketchum, ID 83340
Physical Address:480 East Avenue N.
Ketchum, ID 83340
208-726-3841 Phone 208-726-8234 Fax

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Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints ‎
Sun Valley Ward 
300 Spruce Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-5984

Episcopal[edit | edit source]

St. Thomas Episcopal Church‎
201 Sun Valley Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-5349

Presbyterian[edit | edit source]

Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood‎
100 Saddle Road
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-5123

Other[edit | edit source]

Woodriver Jewish Community‎
471 Leadville Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-1183

Sri Murugan Temple & Cultural Center of Sun Valley Inc‎
451 River Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-7555

Christian Science Society‎
760 1st Avenue
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 726-2983

Lion of Judah
220 River Street East
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 928-7392

Light On the Mountain Church‎
12446 Idaho 75
Ketchum, ID 83340

(208) 727-1631

Directories[edit | edit source]

The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, regional and state directories.

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Wood River Chapel
403 N Main St
Hailey, Idaho 83333
(208) 788-2244

History[edit | edit source]

The Town of Ketchum named after David Ketchum, a trapper and guide in 1880. Ketchum was one of the richest mining districts in the Northwest. The history of mining in the Wood River Valley began in the late 1800’s. By the early 1890's, the price of silver declined and the mining boom ended. New industry appeared in 1890 sheepmen from the South drove their herds through Ketchum to summer grazing in the Sawtooth, Boulder and Pioneer Mountains. By 1920, Ketchum was the largest sheep/lamb shipping station in the U.S. In 1935, the Union Pacific Railroad came to town attracting passengers to the snow ski resort. Gambling flourished during 1937 to 1947, then in 1954 gambling was totally banned.

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Current[edit | edit source]

Mountain Express
P.O. Box 1013
Ketchum, ID 83340
Ph. 208-726-8060
email -

Historical[edit | edit source]

Copies of issues of the following Ketchum newspapers are in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise:

Ketchum bulletin  1886:7:28  
Ketchum daily keystone  1884:9:2-1884:9:27  
Ketchum keystone  1881:12:24-1899:2:4  
Ketchum keystone extra  1896:11:2  
Ketchum tomorrow  1972:6:22-1979:4:11  
Sawtooth mountain star  1963:6-1974: 
Tri-weekly keystone  1884:10:15

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