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Custer County, Idaho
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|Custer County was
established January 8, 1881 with its county seat at Challis. Named for
the General Custer mine, which was named in honor of General George
Custer who died at the Battle of Little Bighorn. Its history begins
with fur traders and pathfinders as early as 1824; later in the 1860s
and 1870s prospectors and miners came. It contains portions of the
Sawtooth, Salmon River, White Cloud, Pioneer, Lost River, and White
Knob Mountains and contains the highest peaks in the state.
General Custer Mill
Military: Korean War Casualties for Custer County have been added.
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