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Bank & 6th St. Wallace, ID 83873
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The Center of the Universe. Well, it could be. It began as a tongue in cheek protest to federal overreach. You could call it a symbolic act of defiance from a tiny David thumbing a nose at indifferent Goliaths of federal agencies and their seemingly absurd bureaucratic logic. In 2004 the town declared a manhole cover at the center of Bank and Sixth Streets to be the Center of the Universe. The manhole cover is now adorned with symbols of the great mines of the area. People come from around the planet, and perhaps, the Universe, to visit the spot and join in the fun.