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

Custer School

Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic

 
 
Custer School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Custer School Marker
Caption: Custer School in 1903
Inscription. " Jennie Smith, Mae Dellen, Lida Pfeitter, Stella Mavity, and Emma Mallm, think their selves smart they put them little kids up to that, and If that Sade Smith bothers me I will pound the stuffing out of her also Gladys, Annie and Josie." (sic)

This note was found more than 80 years after it was written, beneath the school during the restoration process in 1990. Children attended a school located between Custer and Bonanza prior to this one. Attendance numbers varied, reaching upwards of 40 students. School was in session three to six months of the year.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.262′ N, 114° 41.807′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cross Store & Post Office (site) (a few steps from this marker); Mining Tools and Implements (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Saloon (within shouting distance of this
Custer School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Custer School and Marker
marker); Family Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); McKenzie Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer Jail (site) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. EducationSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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