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Lee’s Ranch Indian Raid

 
 
Lee's Ranch Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
1. Lee's Ranch Indian Raid Marker
Inscription. Hostile Indians raided a small settlement in this vicinity Oct. 27, 1866, centering their attack on the house where Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Lee, their two daughters, and eight year old son, a young Miss Hall and Joseph Lillywhite were barricaded, fighting desperately. During the day long battle, Lillywhite was seriously wounded. Lee killed three Indians, and the house was badly damaged, partly by fire brands. Miss Hall and the eight year old son escaped and secretly journeyed by separate trails to Beaver to give the alarm. Posses of militiamen were organized and sent to the rescue. When they arrived the Indians had departed.
 
Erected 1936 by Beaver Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints & Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 68.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 38° 15.218′ N, 112° 38.77′ W. Marker is in Beaver, Utah, in Beaver County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 91), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 S Main Street, Beaver UT 84713, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker,
Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 20, 2007
2. Marker site
measured as the crow flies. Pioneer First Camp Ground (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beaver Stake Tabernacle (approx. 1.4 miles away); Philo T. Farnsworth (approx. 1.4 miles away); Beaver Territorial Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Beaver Opera House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Beaver Relief Society Hall (approx. 1.5 miles away); Grimshaw Home (approx. 1.5 miles away); Joseph Tattersall House (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beaver.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Lee’s Ranch Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
3. Lee’s Ranch Indian Raid Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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