He settled here 110 years ago in 1907, and when he started a post office four years later, it was named for him.
Elk Bend is an unincorporated community in Lemhi County, Idaho.
Mining activity near Atlanta preceded its establishment as a mining community.
The John Stanley party discovered gold on the nearby Yuba River on July 20, 1864, just two days prior to the battle back in Georgia.
It borders the US states of Montana to the northeast, Wyoming to the east, Nevada and Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west.
To the north, it shares a 45 mi (72 km) international border with the Canadian province of British Columbia, the shortest such land border of any state.
That November, John Simmons made the discovery of the Atlanta lode which contained both gold and silver. The town is approximately .4 miles in length and has one \"T\" intersection in the middle of town.