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Near Selma in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Fort Hay

 
 
Fort Hay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 30, 2015
1. Fort Hay Marker
Inscription. This fortified ranch was a donation land claim filed by Wm. B. Hay in 1854. It was attacked by 200 Takelma Indians on March 23, 1856. A battle including hand-to-hand combat raged into the night. The hostiles withdrew in the morning and reinforcements arrived from Fort Vannoy.

Under Major Bruce they pursued the Indians and March 25th, the battle was resumed on the Deer Creek side of Eight Dollar Mountain. The Indians were dispersed and all the volunteers proceeded to alert the settlers.

Fort Hay was later known as Anderson's Stage Station. A post office named Anderson was established in 1889. It was moved to Selma in 1897.
 
Erected by Josephine County Historical Society, Oregon State Highway Department.
 
Location. 42° 18.675′ N, 123° 36.463′ W. Marker is near Selma, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on U.S. 199 0.1 miles south of Draper Valley Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selma OR 97538, United States of America.
 
Also see . . .  Old Fort Hay. Old Fort Hay is now a farmhouse--not an ordinary kind, for even though its past is buried with the dead of Eight Dollar Mountain, it had carried its brand so clearly
Fort Hay Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 30, 2015
2. Fort Hay Marker - Wide View
that even the most casual observer cannot keep from seeing within the walls of he dim, dingy place something that makes it a part of a distinctive past.
(Submitted on March 19, 2016, by Ben Truwe of Medford, Oregon.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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