Encyclopedia Of Forlorn Places

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer is a ghost town on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River about 2 miles from Bonanza and the Yankee Fork Dredge. Custer grew during the local gold mining boom (1870s-1900s) and had a peak population of a little over 600 in the 1890s. Custer is part of Idaho's Land of the Yankee Fork State Park. The few small buildings that survive in Custer have been restored. The townsite has been heavily interpreted with signs and placed artifacts. It seemed over done to me but may be of interest to some. Custer is on the gravel Yankee Fork Road, 10 miles from Sunbeam and highway 75. Yankee Fork Road is very well maintained and suitable for any kind of vehicle. Bonanza and the Yankee Fork Dredge are about 2 miles south of Custer towards Sunbeam.

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho

Custer Idaho