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Custer City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Thompson Store (site)

Furniture and a whole lot more...

 
 
Thompson Store (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Thompson Store (site) Marker
Captions: (top left) George and Belle Thompson wedding photos; (bottom left) Interior of Thompson home in Challis, 1900 Note the wedding portraits above the pump organ.
Inscription.  Bell came to Custer in 1879 as the new bride of George Thompson. They lived in a two-room log house behind their furniture and upholstery store that was connected by a walkway to the upper story of the family business. Belle lived in Custer more than six months before she saw another woman. One day she looked out on the street, and there in the door of a cabin across the street stood Mrs. Pete Johnson. She called Mr. Thompson and said, "Oh, George, there is a woman! Go bring her over." He did and both women looked at each other and cried for joy.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 44° 23.226′ N, 114° 41.88′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road, on the right 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
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walking distance of this marker. Feed and Livery Stable (site) (a few steps from this marker); General Store (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Business Men (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Tully Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cross Store & Post Office (site) (about 300 feet away); Miners' Union (site) (about 300 feet away); McKenzie Residence (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Thompson Store (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Thompson Store (site) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 179 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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