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The Idaho Genealogical Society has published a collection of recipes in a cookbook titled"150 Years of Idaho Cooking", in honor of the Idaho Territorial Sesquicentennial. The book includes a number of recipes from Idaho's historical past, including interesting notes and anecdotes about the recipe or its contributor. Visit the IGS Publications page to order, or Click Here!

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Custer County
Established: 1/8/1881

Parent County: Alturas, Lemhi

Co. Seat: Cities
Challis: Clayton, Lost River, Mackay, Stanley

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.

County Clerk:
County Courthouse, Challis, ID 83226-0385 Phone: (208) 879-2360 Fax: (208) 879-5246
IGS Publication: Summer 2000