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Welcome to Federal, Idaho, home of Bantorus MC Federal Charter, the Moroad MC when they're not in prison, and the Red Light: Silver Girls series. 

While Federal is a fictional name for the small mining town of Wallace, Idaho, it's my REAL hometown located in the Silver Valley.

Have fun visiting and learning more about the places I used for the Bantorus MC series, Moroad MC series, and Red Light: Silver Girls series. 


If you'd like to purchase all eight books of the Bantorus MC series, here's the information and buy links

If you'd like to purchase all six Moroad MC series books, here's the information and buy links.

If you'd like to purchase all three Red Light: Silver Girls books in the series, here's the information and buy links.

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Bantorus Motorcycle Club clubhouse

Debilitated on the outside, fantastic on the inside. This is the Bantorus MC, Federal Charter's clubhouse. Located a few miles outside of the city limits. 

In real life, this is an abandoned mining area and the buildings they used to mine silver...just like in the books.



This is the Sterling Building used in Bantorus MC series, Moroad MC series, and home of the Red Light: Silver Girls series.



In real life, the building is really the Oasis Bordello Museum. It was a real bordella that in 1988. 1988! The town is very proud that they stayed hidden from the Feds and stayed open that long. Supported by the citizens, the sheriff, the girls escaped in the middle of the night when they got wind that they were going to get arrested. Today, the museum looks exactly like it did the night the girls fled...including price charts for the sexual favors.








The back of the Sterling Building.

In real life, Prior to 1988, customers would leave the bordello by the back door on the 2nd story. Today, it's a museum that opens to tourists during the summer months.




As you can see, the town is nestled in the Bitterroot Mountains.



This is Cedar Street in Federal Idaho.

I've marked the Sterling Building. Across the street where that blue car is parked would be Dr. Brandof's office in the Red Light: Silver Girls series.

In real life, this is really Cedar Street in my hometown. Our bank is kitty corner to the bordello. Back in the not so distant past, there were 6 bordellos on this street.


Country Mart Grocery Store
Here's a picture of main street in my town. On the right, Harvest Food Store is where Country Mart store in the books is located. 

The sheriff's office is right across main street in the white building on the right side of the picture where the flag is flying. The sheriff's office is centrally located in the books, just like in Wallace, Idaho. If you go down a block, turn right, you're on Cedar Street.





Viaduct
This is the viaduct you pass under to go into Federal. The main route for the Bantorus and Moroad members to travel as they go from town to club

In real life, the viaduct was constructed to take Interstate-90 over my hometown. The government wanted to widen the interstate through town (the only stop sign on I-90 back then), but everyone in town registered their buildings and houses with the national historical registry making it impossible. They protected the town and now traffic flows above everyone without having to stop.


Militia


The militia's gun range is secluded in the Bitterroot Mountains. 

In real life, this is a public gun range...which militia members also use.




Molly B'Damn

In the acknowledgment section of Fighting To Ride, I mentioned Molly B'Damn as my inspiration for the character of Risa in Fighting To Ride. She's a hero in real life. If you'd like to learn more about Molly and how the prostitute turned madam lived her life, here's a good link. You'll also see where I got the idea for Risa in Fighting To Ride to perform a strip show, outside, in a bathtub, having the miners cover her in silver.

Here's the local Molly B'Damn motel in real life. Also, we have a festival celebrating Molly's good deeds...and naughty deeds. Yes, I live in a town that supports whorehouses, guns, drinking in the streets (has to be in a red Solo cup, then it's legal), and the militia. If you want to see more pictures and learn about my town, feel free to follow me on all social media sites. I love to take pictures and often share the fun stuff I do during the normal part of my day. 



Federal, Idaho is a mining town.

In real life, Wallace, Idaho - my hometown - is a mining town. Everywhere there are signs, statues, mining railway carts, and silver. Lots of silver. I like this statue best viewed from the back as if the little boy is paying homage to the Bitterroot Mtns and shouting, "I'm going to be a miner like my dad when I grow up."

We're known as the Silver Valley. In fact, I live in the Silver Capital of the World. Wallace, Idaho!







Now, we're cruising on to the Moroad Motorcycle Club series

Because Moroad frequents Federal, the pictures are the same. The only difference is the location of the Moroad members and the president of Moroad's house. Cam lives outside the town limits.

This is an abandoned house in real life. The
driveway is overgrown with shrubs. Nestled against the Bitterroot Mountains, the house location provides protection and privacy.


While this next picture has nothing to do with the Moroad MC series, the moose was standing below the house on the road when I was riding the UTV and taking pictures.



Apartment in town

In real life, the building houses a pizza restaurant on the main floor and apartments on the 2nd floor. In the books, there's Cleo's Coffee Cave underneath the apartments.



Court House


In the Moroad MC series, Christina worked part-time at Silver Valley Department of Children's Services...before Cam kidnapped her. Her job location was inside the county courthouse. This was also where Cam needed to go to court to gain custody of his son, Jeremy.

In real life, this is the Shoshone County Court House in Wallace...the heart of the Silver Valley. Inside, you have the courtroom, land appraisers, tax departments, DMV, ect.

I've been banned from riding our ATVs/UTVs/motorcycles inside the building. Don't ask...long story. As you can see, that's my UTV parked clear across the street...nowhere near the inside of the building.





Federal Inn

In real life, this is the Wallace Inn.




Alpine Lake

In real life, this is a lake only locals know about. There's no directions, no signs, and it's one of the Silver Valley's best kept secrets. We enjoy riding up to the lake all throughout summer.



Rail Point Bar
This is Rail Point Bar in Federal. In real life, this is the Rossi Building in Wallace, Idaho. It's also home to my insurance company and I get to go inside often. On the 2nd floor, there are apartments. This is where Desiree lives. She owns the bar.





Lookout Tower

In real life, this is also the lookout tower in the back of the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office in my hometown of Wallace, Idaho.





Moroad MC Motel

In real life, the motel is vacant and in the same kind of shape it is in the Moroad MC series. The real name of the motel is the Molly B'Damn Motel, which is also the name of a local madam from back in the day.











Laundromat

Yes, in real life, this is also a laundromat.







Wallace, Idaho as seen from a high mountain trail above town. This is what readers know as Federal, Idaho.



Have you all started reading the Red Light: Silver Girls series? Because the series is set in the fictional town of Federal, Idaho, the above pictures will also help you see the Bordello, the Inn, the Viaduct, the Moroad motel, ect.

A new location in Touch Slowly takes you to Montana. It's only a few minutes drive away. In the book, Emmett takes Nova to the restaurant for a plate-sized cinnamon roll...stuff happens.

In real life, the restaurant is called $50,000 Silver Bar and has a restaurant, casino, gift shop. Here's a couple pictures of it. One of me getting friendly with a couple of guys inside. Another of the outside with Wheels walking toward the building.