Bayhorse, Idaho

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Bayhorse
Bayhorse Ghost Town.jpg
Bayhorse, Idaho is located in Idaho
Bayhorse, Idaho
Bayhorse, Idaho is located in the United States
Bayhorse, Idaho
LocationCuster County, Idaho
Nearest cityChallis, Idaho
Coordinates44°23′52″N 114°18′42″W / 44.39778°N 114.31167°W / 44.39778; -114.31167Coordinates: 44°23′52″N 114°18′42″W / 44.39778°N 114.31167°W / 44.39778; -114.31167
Built1877
NRHP reference #76000671[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 15, 1976

Bayhorse is a ghost town in Custer County, Idaho, United States, founded in 1877.[1] After a new gold mine failed, silver was discovered in the area and a mine was started. Bayhorse was originally established by the silver mine.[citation needed]

In 1976, the entire community was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The town property was purchased by the state in 2006 and opened to the public in 2009 as part of the Land of the Yankee Fork State Park.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ http://www.idahostatesman.com/camping/story/863969.html

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