Near Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Massacred by Nez Perce
Al Green Jim Hayden
Dan Coombs +Two Others
Sheehan's Dubois Lions
Erected by Sheehan's and Dubois Lions.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the The Nez Perce Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 15, 1877.
Location. 44° 7.364′ N, 112° 53.431′ W. Marker is near Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker can be reached from Idaho Route 28, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Birch Creek Valley (approx. 1.2 miles away); Prehistoric Man (approx. 1˝ miles away).
Regarding Massacred by Nez Perce. This marker/monument is located across Birch Creek from the Birch Creek Campground.
This marker/monument has had a troubled past; it has been destroyed, replaced,
Also see . . . Birch Creek Valley - Geocaching. The Nez Perce War began in the early summer of 1877; The Nez Perce Indians began a long, tortuous journey... In the Birch Creek Valley, on August 15, an advance Indian scouting party came across a freighting wagon outfit driven by Jim Hayden, Al Green and Dan Coombs, along with two unnamed passengers, two Chinese, and another man named Albert Lyon. During the evening, the Indians massacred the three wagon drivers as well as the two passengers. (Submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.