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Custer Historic District
Empire Saloon, Custer.jpg
Empire Saloon
Location Yankee Fork Rd., Custer County, southwest of Challis, Idaho
Area 29 acres (12 ha)
Built 1877
NRHP reference No. 81000207
Added to NRHP February 3, 1981

Custer is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States. Established in 1877, it is located at 44°23′15″N 114°41′45″W / 44.38750°N 114.69583°W / 44.38750; -114.69583 (44.3874133, -114.6959118), at an elevation of 6,470 feet (1,972 m). It lies along Yankee Fork Road southwest of the city of Challis, within the Challis National Forest.

In 1981, the community was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. Although the district covers an area of 29 acres (12 ha), only seven buildings retain enough historic integrity to qualify as contributing properties.

Most of Custer is now included in the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park, which also includes the historic Yankee Fork gold dredge, nearby.

Yankee Fork gold dredge
The Yankee Fork gold dredge, which operated into the 1950s, near Custer.
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