Challis in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area
With the miners came merchants, loggers, ranchers and farmers eager to take part in this new prosperity. Mining camps became towns as settlers from around the country and the world arrived daily, propelling Idaho to statehood on July 3, 1890.
The Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area preserves Idaho's frontier mining heritage by telling the unique story of people and place. Created as Idaho's Centennial Park in 1990, this area is managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management. Together, this partnership provides stewardship, interprets numerous historic sites and offers outstanding recreational opportunities.
Erected by Yankee Fork Interpretive Center.
Location. 44° 30.366′ N, 114° 13.446′ W. Marker is in Challis, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 93, on the right on Main Street. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Challis (a few steps from this marker); Michel Bourdon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bison Jump (approx. 2.4 miles away); Parting of the Ways (approx. 5.1 miles away); Corkscrew Grade (approx. 6 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is located in a small park at the corner of Main Street and Highway 93.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.