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Near American Falls in Power County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail Marker
Inscription. In this defile on August 10, 1862 a band of Shoshone Indians ambushed an Immigrant Train bound for Oregon killing nine white men and wounding six.
 
Erected 1927 by Sons of Idaho.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
 
Location. 42° 40.512′ N, 112° 59.262′ W. Marker is near American Falls, Idaho, in Power County. Marker can be reached from Park Lane near Register Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: American Falls ID 83211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures (a few steps from this marker); Snake River Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); Register Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coldwater Hill Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 8.9 miles away); American Falls Power Plants (approx. 8.9 miles away); Emigrant Trails (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Falls.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the end
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail Marker
of Memorial Trail which has its trailhead near the Massacre Rocks State Park Visitor Center.
 
Also see . . .  Massacre Rocks -- Pathways of the Pioneers. The actual Indian skirmishes that happened in 1862 happened further east of what people termed the Massacre Rocks even though that name never came about until much later." (Submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
3. Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail Marker
The marker is to the right of the trees. The defile is to the left of the rocks.
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Idaho Historical Society
4. The Attack at Massacre Rocks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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