Rocky Bar Masonic Hall (and General Store)
Rocky Bar, Elmore County
- Grant: 1993
Location: Rocky Bar, Idaho 83601
Rocky Bar is approximately 45 miles north of Mountain Home.
Many tourists visit the ghost town of Rocky Bar each year. It is only eight miles from paved road and en route to Atlanta. The restless spirits among the gold seekers in 1862 and 1863 were not satisfied with even the rich claims of the Boise Basin and struck out in prospecting parties in all directions. In 1863 gold was found at the mining camp of Rocky Bar, situated upon the waters of the Middle Fork of the Boise River. George Golden rebuilt the Lodge in 1892 after fire destroyed the original hall. He used it as home, general store, post office and Masonic Hall. The old post office interior is now at the State Historical Museum in Boise.