Custer City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Founded in 1879, townsites were laid out by Nordoff & Blick and given to anyone who would erect a building on them. The first cabin was built by Samuel Holman and "Doc" Adair. Custer flourished and what began as a tent community rapidly became a town of over 100 buildings lining both sides of its long, narrow main street. For 30 years, Custer experienced frenzied activity and growth as well as periods of uncertainty and decline until its final bust in 1911.
Today, visitors may explore the historic buildings of Custer and take a self-guided tour of the townsite. The Toll Road, known as the Custer Motorway Adventure Road, offers a fascinating historic trip through the backcountry between Custer and Challis.
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
Location. 44° 23.148′ N, 114° 42.102′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Businesses (a few steps from this marker); Nevada House Hotel (site) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Miners' Union (site) (about 700 feet away); General Store (site) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thompson Store (site) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Feed and Livery Stable (site) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Business Men (approx. ¼ mile away); Miner's Cabin (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
Regarding Custer City. There will be no religious services tomorrow; first, because there is no minister, and secondly, there is no church. But there will be several poker games running. -- The Yankee Fork Hearld -- Custer: A Waking Guide
Also see . . . History of Custer County -- Idaho Genealogy Trails. In the Yankee Fork district (Submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.