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Cascade in Valley County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Long Valley Ambush

 
 
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By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Long Valley Ambush Marker
Inscription. While hunting stolen horses on Aug. 20, 1878, WM. Monday, Jake Groseclose, Tom Healy, & "Three Finger" Smith were ambushed in a rocky basin 9/10 mile by road from here.

Monday and Groseclose were killed immediately, and Healy wounded; Smith, "being a man of experience in such matters," fled. He made it 40 miles to Salmon Meadows. Infantrymen buried the 3, marked the spot, and took up the Indian trail. Smith estimated there were 75 Indians; army trackers finally concluded there were only 5 -- but they never caught them.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 155.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 31.135′ N, 116° 2.643′ W. Marker is in Cascade, Idaho, in Valley County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 55 at milepost 115 and Old State Highway, on the left when traveling south on State Highway 55. Click for map. Marker is close to the parking lot of the Ashley Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Main Street, Cascade ID 83611, United States of America.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Long Valley Ambush Marker in Cascade image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Long Valley Ambush Marker in Cascade
 
 
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