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

Custer Jail (site)

Not just a jail....

 
 
Custer Jail (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Custer Jail (site) Marker
Captions: (upper left) Custer Jail in 1932 Note barred windows and metal door; (lower left) Custer Jail 1963 with porch addition.
Inscription. The jail at Custer seldom housed a criminal and was unique in its construction. The walls were 2" x 6" lumber laid flat on top of each other similar to log buildings. The floor and ceiling had the same size boards laid on edge. One small barred window and a steel door completed the building. The jail was very strong and well insulated for the cold weather. In later years, when used as a home, a woodshed was added to the side. A porch across the front and a wooden door replaced the original iron door that became a walkway in front of the porch.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.25′ N, 114° 41.772′ 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. Mining Tools and Implements (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); McKenzie Residence
Custer Jail (remnants) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Custer Jail (remnants) and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Custer School (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Store & Post Office (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Chilean Mill and Jig (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
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 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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