Encompassing a mining camp founded by a party of Yankees from the Northeast, the Land of Yankee Fork State Park and Interpretive Center interprets Idaho’s frontier mining history. After several decades of luckless searching, tenacious prospectors finally found gold in 1870. By 1876, the General Custer Mine had attracted a flood of miners to the area. Yet, as happened in so many in the gold rush era, by 1910, the site was all but deserted. Learn more about the story from exhibits, a gold panning station, audiovisual programs, and the ghost towns of Bayhorse, Bonanza, and Custer.