The town of Lamoille, in the quiet and isolated Lamoille Valley at the foot of the Ruby Mountains, about sixteen miles southeast of Elko, has a pastoral atmosphere. Along its one main road are a general store, bar, and old school. Euro-Americans settled Lamoille around 1865 and established a few farms and ranches. The valley provided an alternative to the main route of the Emigrant Trail from Wells to Elko, following an old Shoshone trail.
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