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

Mining Tools and Implements

Tools of the trade....

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Mining Tools and Implements Marker
Inscription. Miners on the Yankee Fork started their mining endeavors with gold pans, shovels, rockers and hammers. As mining practices changed, more tools were needed. Varied mining methods, including hydraulic and hard rock, also created a demand for other implements. With better and improved tools, enhanced production and efficiency increased the amount of ore processed and gold recovered. This made the difficult task of mining a little easier and more profitable. Many miners made or invented their own tools, and some even secured patients for their creations.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service, Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.256′ N, 114° 41.79′ 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. Empire Saloon (a few steps from this marker); Custer School (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer Jail (site) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cross Store & Post Office (site)
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Mining Tools and Implements and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Transportation (within shouting distance of this marker); McKenzie Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Family Tragedy (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. Industry & Commerce
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
3. Mining Tools and Implements
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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