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Johnny's Tractor
16 Apr 2010
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The largest employment sectors within Custer County are government, agriculture and mining, respectively.  Agriculture has the most economic impact on the majority of residents' lives but mining remains the largest source of tax revenue for the county. 

Challis survived the demise of the gold towns of the 1800s and with a population today of about 1000 is the seat of Custer County.  Mining is still part of the local economybut the products are molybdenum and beautiful, multi-colored landscape rock.

The agricultural sector is dominated by ranch livestock operators.  Ranchers, farmers and a collection of enterprising small business owners contribute to the economic base.  The surrounding irrigated lands support cattle, hay, grain and seed potatoes.

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