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

Cross Store & Post Office (site)

A gathering place...

 
 
Cross Store & Post Office (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Cross Store & Post Office (site) Marker
Captions: Mrs. Nellie Thomas and her son Henry, Custer Postmistress 1895-1899; (top center) Custer Post Office and Stage Stop; (bottom center) Mrs. Al Morris, Postmistress in Custer
Inscription.  Social gathering places for women were less available than for men at Custer. It was not acceptable for nice women to enter saloons or gaming establishments. Most of the socializing for women took place at socials held in homes, at the post office, stage stop or at one of the general stores. It was an opportunity to discuss events, recipes and children. As the number of families grew in Custer, more family oriented activities took place. People traveled from neighboring mines to dances, programs and socials. Few women owned or ran establishments, but Custer had several women postmistresses.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list.
 
Location. 44° 23.25′ N, 114° 41.814′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road
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- 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 walking distance of this marker. Custer School (a few steps from this marker); Miner's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); McKenzie Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Tools and Implements (within shouting distance of this marker); Tully Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Business Men (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Regarding Cross Store & Post Office (site). According to the Custer: A Walking Guide, "13. Flagpole Grave A young man competing in a 4th of July climbing contest was killed when he fell. Although his name has been lost in history, he will alway be remembered, for in commemoration, his friends buried him near the town flagpole."
 
Cross Store & Post Office (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Cross Store & Post Office (site) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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