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Near Sterling in Logan County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Battle of Summit Springs

 
 
Battle of Summit Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
1. Battle of Summit Springs Marker
Inscription.
3 miles southeast from this point is the site of the
Battle of Summit Springs
Last engagement with Plains Indians in Colorado, July 11, 1869. Cheyennes who raided western Kansas were attacked by General E. A. Carr with the Fifth U.S. Cavalry and Pawnee scouts under Maj. Frank North. Two white captives were held by the Indians; one (Mrs. Alderidge) was killed, the other (Mrs. Weichel) was rescued. Chief Tall Bull and 51 Indians killed.
 
Erected 1934 by State Historical Society of Colorado-J.N. Hall Foundation/Boy Scout Troop No. 36 of Sterling, Colorado. (Marker Number 34.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 40° 32.102′ N, 103° 15.985′ W. Marker is near Sterling, Colorado, in Logan County. Marker is on State Highway 63 just north of County Road 16, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6830 Highway 63, Sterling CO 80751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Shaw Hadfield (approx. 3.5 miles away); "Dinkey Engine" (approx. 6.4 miles away); Valley Station
Battle of Summit Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, November 26, 2012
2. Battle of Summit Springs Marker
(approx. 7.3 miles away); The Overland Trail (approx. 7.4 miles away); Indian Wars 1864-1869 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Fort Wicked (approx. 8.6 miles away); Sterling’s First Public School (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Summit Springs - Colorado Hotel Reservation Service. Located about 14 miles Southeast of Sterling, CO., The last Native American battle in the area was fought between the Cheyenne and Sioux Tribes and the Army Cavalry using Pawnee scouts on July 11, 1869. (Submitted on December 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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