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

Miners’ Union (site)

Brothers are we....

 
 
Miners' Union (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Miners' Union (site) Marker
Captions: (bottom left) Miners' Union of Custer group photo; (center) Miner's Union notice, Silver Messenger, 1897, Custer, ID., Sept. 3, '97 -- All Union men and friends of Organized Labor are earnestly requested to remain away from Custer, Idaho until the pending trouble between the Lucky Boy and Black Mining Companies and Custer Miners' Union No. 52, of the W.F. of M. has been settled. Custer Miners' Union, John Marriott, Pres., Chas. Nelson, Sec.
Inscription. The Miners' Union Hall served as a social center, as well as professional meeting hall. At its height, the Union boasted 200 members consisting of miners and businessmen. In many ways it was a fraternal organization not only for the miners, but also for interested, local townspeople. There is a record of only one strike staged by the members during its existence and this only because they wanted the cook at the Lucky Boy Mine fired. This hall was often used for entertainment and social functions. Programs for the town included dances, operas, melodramas, magic shows and trained animal acts the included dogs and mice.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.208′ N, 114° 41.952′ 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. Nevada House Hotel (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); General Store (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Store (site)
Miners' Union (site) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Miners' Union (site) Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Feed and Livery Stable (site) (about 400 feet away); Business Men (about 500 feet away); Miner's Cabin (about 600 feet away); Tully Cabin (about 600 feet away); Cross Store & Post Office (site) (about 700 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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