This old mining hand cart is tucked into the landscaping at this home. This is the third cart I've "discovered" during my photo-travels through Boise. While California is famous for its "gold rush," much of Idaho's early history focused on mining. The capital of the state used to be Idaho City, north of Boise, and a mining hot spot for gold in the 1860s. Idaho City was even the largest city in the Northwest for a while...until the gold ran out.