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

Stone House

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Stone House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Stone House Marker
Photo captions: (upper left) Stone House on hill behind Pfeiffer House; Stone House in 1956. the trail up to remnants of the Stone House is very steep and rocky. Please use caution if you chose to hike the trail.; (bottom right) Town of Custer with the location circled in red.
Inscription. At the top of this trail are the remains of a stone house, the only one within the proper boundaries of Custer. Many single miners live in the house, but one of the most memorable residents was Louise Terloar Short.
Louise grew up in North Carolina and came from a well-to-do family. At age 30, unmarried and considered a spinster, she traveled west to join her brothers who worked at Bayhorse. There, Louise met and married a hansom freighter, Joe Short, and moved to Custer. The marriage did not last long and soon Miss Lou was on her own, living in the tiny, one-room stone house on the hill.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.289′ N, 114° 41.736′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker can be reached from 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. Assay Office (a few steps from this marker); General Custer Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Chilean Mill and Jig (within shouting
Stone House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Stone House and Marker
distance of this marker); Pfeiffer Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra (within shouting distance of this marker); Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Tragedy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & 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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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