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 US
Bayhorse, Idaho
Location Custer County, Idaho
Nearest city Challis, Idaho
Coordinates 44°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
Built 1877
NRHP Reference # 76000671[1]
Added to NRHP March 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]

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

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