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

Pfeiffer Residence

A family home...

 
 
Pfeiffer Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Pfeiffer Residence Marker
Captions: (left) Pfeiffer House in 1898 with Mrs. Pfeiffer, Mr. Pfeiffer, Adelida, Henry Thomas (friend) and Frank.; (right) Ellen Louise Olsen Pfeiffer, Adelaide Pfeiffer and Charles Alexander Pfeiffer.; (bottom right) Town of Custer with the location circled in red.
Inscription. Charles Alexander Pfeiffer purchased this family home after his marriage to Ellen Louise Olson in 1890. Charles managed the Pfeiffer Store for his uncle and later worked as a gold and cleanup man at the General Custer Mill. As the family increased in size, a kitchen and bedroom were added to the family home. The roof shingles were made of flattened cans ... at Custer were not an oddity but certainly were ... most miners and the supporting ... men.

Gaps in the text of this marker are unreadable because of the reflection of the sun.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.283′ N, 114° 41.715′ 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. General Custer Mill (here, next to this marker); Assay Office (a few steps from this marker); Stamp Mill (a few steps from this marker); Arrastra (a few steps from this marker);
Pfeiffer Residence and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Pfeiffer Residence and Marker
Blacksmith (a few steps from this marker); Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Chilean Mill and Jig (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer Jail (site) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Settlements & 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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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