Wardner, Idaho

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Wardner is a city in Shoshone County, Idaho, United States. The population was 215 at the 2000 census.



Wardner is located at 47°31′23″N 116°8′3″W / 47.52306°N 116.13417°W / 47.52306; -116.13417 (47.523164, -116.134190).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all the land.


The city was named for James Wardner, promoter of a local mine.[2]

In 1892, and again in 1899, angry union miners converged on the Bunker Hill mine during confrontations with mine owners.

Hard rock miners in Shoshone County protested wage cuts with a strike in 1892. After several lost their lives in a shooting war provoked by discovery of a company spy, the U.S. army forced an end to the strike. Hostilities erupted once again in 1899 when, in response to the company firing seventeen men for joining the union, the miners dynamited the Bunker Hill & Sullivan mill. Again, lives were lost, and the army intervened.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 215 people, 88 households, and 60 families residing in the city. The population density was 251.1 people per square mile (96.5/km²). There were 111 housing units at an average density of 129.6/sq mi (49.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.81% White, 0.47% Native American, 0.47% Pacific Islander, 1.40% from other races, and 1.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

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