“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Challis, Idaho

Clickable Map of Custer County, Idaho and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Custer County, ID (62) Blaine County, ID (19) Boise County, ID (32) Butte County, ID (30) Elmore County, ID (28) Lemhi County, ID (74) Valley County, ID (7)  CusterCounty(62) Custer County (62)  BlaineCounty(19) Blaine County (19)  BoiseCounty(32) Boise County (32)  ButteCounty(30) Butte County (30)  ElmoreCounty(28) Elmore County (28)  LemhiCounty(74) Lemhi County (74)  ValleyCounty(7) Valley County (7)
Challis is the county seat for Custer County
Challis is in Custer County
      Custer County (62)  
      Blaine County (19)  
      Boise County (32)  
      Butte County (30)  
      Elmore County (28)  
      Lemhi County (74)  
      Valley County (7)  
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1Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Alex Toponce
Lack of development and limited government services in the western territories created opportunities for entrepreneurs like Alex Toponce. Arriving from France at age seven, Toponce traveled west and by age 18 had worked as a bullwhacker. By 1860 he . . . Map (db m109783) HM
2Idaho (Custer County), Challis — 434 — Bison Jump
Before settlers came to Idaho in 1860, Buffalo used to roam through this valley. Most of them had left here by 1840. After they acquired Spanish horses, eighteenth century Shoshone buffalo hunters could drive a small herd over a cliff to make . . . Map (db m109766) HM
3Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Challis
Founded in 1878, Challis provided a vital link to the outside world for the remote mining camps of the Yankee Fork and Bayhorse Mining Districts. Supply wagons arrived in Challis from Corinne, Utah and later Blackfoot, Idaho, with goods for delivery . . . Map (db m109702) HM
4Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Corkscrew Grade
Travel on the Toll Road remained difficult due to the road's roughness. Pulling heavy loads over the road's two summits often fell upon oxen, The crack of the bullwhacker's whip and snort of laboring beasts were common sounds. You may still see . . . Map (db m109779) HM
5Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Eleven Mile Barn
By 1880 improvements to the Toll Road allowed the establishment of a stage line from Bonanza City to Challis. Along the Toll Road several stations provided services for drivers, and passengers. Eleven Mile Barn provided drivers an opportunity to . . . Map (db m109785) HM
6Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area
Overlooked by many heading west, Idaho experienced little settlement until the 1860s when the discovery of gold brought a reverse migration from Oregon, Washington and California. Mining camps immediately sprang to life and the busy noises of pick . . . Map (db m109680) HM
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7Idaho (Custer County), Challis — 303 — Michel Bourdon
This Valley was discovered in 1822 by an expedition of Hudson's Bay Company trappers led by Michel Bourdon. Bourdon had come to the Northwest with David Thompson, who had started the Idaho fur trade in 1808-9. Trappers searched everywhere for . . . Map (db m59949) HM
8Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Parting of the Ways
Two maker panels are located at this kiosk The Keystone Road splits from the Toll Road near here. Teamsters and supplies headed for Bayhorse Mining District followed the Keystone Road to Bayhorse, Crystal and Clayton. In 1889, the . . . Map (db m109768) HM
9Idaho (Custer County), Challis — Tollgate Station
Completion of the Toll Road in 1879 brought a period of prosperity to the Yankee Fork. Now heavy equipment needed to construct a mill could be transported in and large quantities of gold bullion shipped out to market. It also allowed goods and . . . Map (db m109781) HM
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Dec. 1, 2022