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

Eleven Mile Barn

 
 
Eleven Mile Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Eleven Mile Barn Marker
Inscription. By 1880 improvements to the Toll Road allowed the establishment of a stage line from Bonanza City to Challis. Along the Toll Road several stations provided services for drivers, and passengers. Eleven Mile Barn provided drivers an opportunity to hitch up fresh horses and allow passengers to rest before continuing north over Mill Creek Summit or south to the Yankee Fork Mines.
The daily stage run over the Toll Road cost passengers $5.00 for a one-way trip, took 8-9 hours and included three changes of fresh horses. Changes took place at Eleven Mile Barn, Toll Gate and Slab Barn on Pine Summit. During the winter months, when travel conditions were difficult travelers were often forced to make overnight stops on their way to and from Challis.

"Passengers leaving here (Bonanza) at 4 o'clock in the morning will reach Challis the same day about noon, and arrive in Blackfoot at 8 p.m. the next day, in time to take the south bound train." - Yankee Ford Herald, May 8, 1880
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 44° 28.074′ N, 114° 34.77′ W. Marker is near Challis, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway
Eleven Mile Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Eleven Mile Barn and Marker
Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road, on the right 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 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tollgate Station (approx. 4.7 miles away); Alex Toponce (approx. 4.7 miles away); Custer Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pfeiffer Residence (approx. 7.9 miles away); Assay Office (approx. 8 miles away); General Custer Mill (approx. 8 miles away); Stamp Mill (approx. 8 miles away); Stone House (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Challis.
 
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Eleven Mile Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. Eleven Mile Barn
 
 
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 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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