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Near Challis in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Tollgate Station

 
 
Tollgate Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Tollgate Station Marker
Inscription. Completion of the Toll Road in 1879 brought a period of prosperity to the Yankee Fork. Now heavy equipment needed to construct a mill could be transported in and large quantities of gold bullion shipped out to market. It also allowed goods and necessities to arrive in a timely manner.
This site was selected as the collection point to collect fees from Toll Road users. Charles and Harriet Keene operated the station that included a bunkhouse, corrals and a large house. Despite severe winters and an 8,000 foot elevation, the Keenes took care of drivers and passengers year round, from 1880 to 1889. Toll collection discontinued after the completion of a new road along the Salmon River in 1889.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 44° 27.738′ N, 114° 29.022′ W. Marker is near Challis, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - Mill Creek Road (Forest Road 070), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Challis ID 83226, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alex Toponce (a few steps from this
Tollgate Station Marker, detail of Toll Road rates image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Tollgate Station Marker, detail of Toll Road rates
marker); Eleven Mile Barn (approx. 4.7 miles away); Corkscrew Grade (approx. 7.4 miles away); Parting of the Ways (approx. 8.1 miles away); Custer Cemetery (approx. 11 miles away); Clayton Smelter (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
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Tollgate Station and Alexander Toponce Markers image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. Tollgate Station and Alexander Toponce Markers
Tollgate Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
4. Tollgate Station
Tollgate Station image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
5. Tollgate Station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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