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

Custer Cemetery

 
 
Custer Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Custer Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Yankee Fork residents found few comforts and many hardships due to their remote location. Snow slides, work-related accidents, and disease combined with the lack of medical services created a difficult lifestyle. Evidence of this location is the tragic story of young Julian Riley Thompson. At the age of three months, Julian began to show stress at feeding time, which often led to convulsions. Relief came when his mother immersed him in warm water. As a result, a kettle of hot water was alway at hand. On one occasion the child's seizures rushed the mother to the kettle only to find it empty. A visiting friend mistakenly used the water to rinse dishes. Panicked, the mother ran into the nearby McGown Saloon. Finding the hot water she searched for, she returned to her child only to find it too late. Seven month old Julian Riley Thompson was buried on April 18, 1881! When travel to the main cemetery at Bonanza was difficult or impossible, people were buried here at the Custer Cemetery.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 44° 23.58′ N, 114° 41.052′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer
Custer Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Custer Cemetery and Marker
Motorway Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pfeiffer Residence (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stamp Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Assay Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Custer Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Arrastra (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stone House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Blacksmith (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chilean Mill and Jig (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
The grave of Julian Riley Thompson image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. The grave of Julian Riley Thompson
Grave of Colonel H Sprague image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
4. Grave of Colonel H Sprague
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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