CHALLIS — The Lombard Trail, a trail dedicated to Idaho Parks & Recreation board member Ernest Lombard, is an ATV trail that connects the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park headquarters in Challis to the mining ghost town of Bayhorse.
Located in scenic central Idaho, the town of Custer started out in 1879 as the little sister to bigger Bonanza City (also a ghost town), two miles north. Where gold glimmered yesterday, it often means intriguing gold rush ghost towns are found today. Custer is a prime example. Read more about the gold mining ghost town of Custer, Idaho at http://www.goldrushtradingpost.com/custer__idaho
Idaho Springs - George A. Jackson found $9 in placer gold in 1859 in the area of the current Idaho Springs and soon after a town by the name of Jackson's Diggings sprang up. There were many name changes throughout the years before finally deciding on Idaho Springs. The "springs" came from the nearby medicinal hot springs.Mining still continues to this day and the town is somewhat of a smelting center
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