Challis Idaho, a quiet historic town today, used to be the largest city in Custer County.
Founded in 1878, Challis lost many of its original architecture during the 1983 earthquake, but some have been rebuilt. This nostalgic place is full of character and a visit here will take you back in time of the mining and Western history.
The main street is not very long, but full of typical Wild West type of wooden buildings. I got inspired by this picturesque Wild West town and I made both of these images as digital paintings. They can greatly decorate any hotels in Idaho as framed art prints, canvas or other types of prints.
In the Western regions of the USA, it’s not rare to see animals in the streets… I was however surprised to see a deer running on the main street in downtown Challis in the middle of the day – no question this is a quiet place… 🙂
The town is also a very friendly place, not so quiet in the past… 🙂
Here is an old sign of a bar that was once neon illuminated: “Bux’s Place Bar”
If you are a Wild West traveler and nostalgic, all these pictures are available as art prints for wall and home decor. Click on them to see all the options.
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