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

Stamp Mill

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Stamp Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Stamp Mill Marker
Captions: (left) General Custer Mill; (right) General Custer Mill Note the long line of mortar boxes from stamp mills to the left of the processing mill.
Inscription. In 1881, 52 men worked in the mill with the different machinery and refining processes. Imagine the noise generated by the numerous pounding stamps and other machinery as it crushed and processed the ore. Each month, more than 300 cords of wood were needed to fuel steam engines that powered the mill.

Stamp mills were noisy and awkward but used for many years because the were easy to move and erect on wooden frames, cheap to operate and repairable by a blacksmith. The General Custer Mill operated up to 20 1,000-pound stamp mills that crushed the ore as fine as flour.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.274′ N, 114° 41.712′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road, on the left 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. Arrastra (a few steps from this marker); Blacksmith (a few steps from this marker); Pfeiffer Residence (a few steps from this marker); General Custer Mill
Stamp Mill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Stamp Mill and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of 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).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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