A History of Gold Mining on the Yankee Fork River, Custer County, Idaho

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Early settlement of the Idaho Territory (established in 1863) was greatly influenced by the influx of prospectors and miners searching largely for gold and silver in its rugged 'mountainous regions. Many of these miners were first involved in the great California gold rush of 1848, and in its aftermath they slowly migrated to other promising areas of Nevada, Colorado, British Columbia and Idaho.

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