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

Transportation

From horses to horsepower...

 
 
Transportation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Transportation Marker
Captions: (top left) Stage going over Lost Trail Pass.; (center left) Studebaker Wagon; (bottom left) Stage to Challis, 1890; (center right) Will Centaurous, Bill Casto, and Stella McGowan.
Inscription. Over the years, many different modes of transportation shipped supplies and transported people and ore. From the 1870s through the early 1900s a shift occurred from a reliance on oxen, horses and mules to power generated by the development of the internal combustion engine. Trucks and automobiles gradually replaced pack trains, ore wagon and stagecoaches.
This building is a CCC vintage icehouse. In the town of Custer, icehouses and root cellars stored meats, vegetables and other perishables. Ice was harvested during the winter months, covered and layered with sawdust and stored for use during the summer months.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.238′ N, 114° 41.796′ 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 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. McKenzie Residence (a few steps from this marker); Empire Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Tully Cabin (within shouting distance
Transportation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Transportation Marker
CCC Icehouse in the background.
of this marker); Cross Store & Post Office (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mining Tools and Implements (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer Jail (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer School (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner's Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. AgricultureNotable 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 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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