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

Feed and Livery Stable (site)

All the hay you can eat...

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Feed and Livery Stable (site) Marker
Captions: (lower left) McKenzie's livery stable is the large building in the middle of the photo.l (upper right) Main Street of Custer with pack outfits leaving for Seafood. The water trough for the livery stable is on the right.
Inscription. First mention of a livery stable appeared in R.L. Polk's 1902 Business Directory, listing Kenneth McKenzie as owner. To keep a horse cost $1.50 per day. Feed bought in over the 24-mile "hay trail" from Stanley Basin contributed to the high cost.
The 50' x 22' two-story building had a central walkway 6' wide with stalls 8' deep on either side with a hayloft above. A water trough sat out in front, and corrals stretched to the Yankee Fork River in back. Mr. McKenzie owned the attached carriage house, a saloon and general mercantile store in Custer.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.22′ N, 114° 41.868′ 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. Thompson Store (site) (a few steps from this marker); Business Men (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Miner's Cabin
Feed and Livery Stable (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Feed and Livery Stable (site) Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Tully Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); McKenzie Residence (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cross Store & Post Office (site) (about 300 feet away); Transportation (about 300 feet away). 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 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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