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Murphy in Owyhee County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Otter Massacre

 
 
The Otter Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
1. The Otter Massacre Marker
Inscription.  
Erected to the memory of the
Otter Massacre
1860
Forty four persons ambushed by Shoshoni Indians either killed or scattered. Most awful human experience. Site ten miles east on Sinker Creek.

 
Erected 1935 by Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers series list.
 
Location. 43° 13.018′ N, 116° 33.047′ W. Marker is in Murphy, Idaho, in Owyhee County. Marker is on Highway 78 near Bailey Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20381 Idaho Highway 78, Murphy ID 83650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Murphy School House District 14 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Eagle Mines (approx. 4.6 miles away); Diamond Gulch (approx. 4.6 miles away); Guffey Bridge Snake River Idaho
The Otter Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2017
2. The Otter Massacre Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Steamer "Shoshone" (approx. 9 miles away); Tower Theater (approx. 11 miles away); Givens Springs (approx. 15.8 miles away); Givens Hot Springs (approx. 15.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murphy.
 
More about this marker. The monument is in front of the Owyhee County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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