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Ephraim in Sanpete County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Indian Massacre

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
1. Indian Massacre Marker
Inscription. Near this spot on Tuesday, October 17, 1865, Black Hawk, a Ute chief, led his warriors out of Cottonwood Canyon foraging for cattle. They stole the entire Ephraim herd. Settlers who were working in the fields were massacred and lie buried in one grave: Martin P. Kurhe, Hansine J. Kurhe, Elizabeth Petersen, Benjamin J. Black and William T. Hite. William Thorpe was killed near Guard Knoll; Soren N. Jespersen, badly mutilated, died at Wiregrass Flat. Jens Sorensen was killed April 12, 1865.
 
Erected 1949 by Ephraim Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 144.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 21.538′ N, 111° 35.248′ W. Marker is in Ephraim, Utah, in Sanpete County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and 50 South Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ephraim UT 84627, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ephraim Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Canute Peterson House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ephraim Relief Society Granary
Indian Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
2. Indian Massacre Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ephraim Peace Treaty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ephraim Co-op Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Dorius, Jr., House and Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Ephraim (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Ephraim.
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
Indian Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 14, 2014
3. Indian Massacre Marker
 
 
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