Near Challis in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Additional animals were often needed to pull heavy wagons over this mountain summit. Teams pulling more than one wagon were forced to make the ascent towing one at a time. In 1933, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rerouted the Toll Road in order to avoid the steep climb. The original Toll Road rejoins the Custer Motorway Adventure Road at Greenwood Station.
"A red letter day. The Sawmill of Fox and West came in by ox team and the whoa, haw, gee and cuss words of the Bullwackers are are some of the sweetest words when have ever heard. - Cal Clawson, October 1879
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
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Location. 44° 30.288′ N, 114° 20.79′ W. Marker is near Challis, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road (Forest Road 070) near Forest Road 256A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Challis ID 83226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parting of the Ways (approx. 1.8 miles away); Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area (approx. 6 miles away); Challis (approx. 6 miles away); Michel Bourdon (approx. 6½ miles away); Bison Jump (approx. 6.9 miles away); Alex Toponce (approx. 7.4 miles away); Tollgate Station (approx. 7.4 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.