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

Historic Indian Mary Park

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2017
1. Historic Indian Mary Park Marker
Inscription.  
The smallest Indian Reservation ever created. Granted to "Indian Mary" by the U.S. Government in 1894. In recognition of gratitude to her father, Umpqua Joe, who gave the alarm which saved white settlers of this area from a planned massacre.
Developed by the Josephine County Court and Josephine County Park Board
Monument placed by Umpqua Joe Chapter #1856, E Clampus Vitus
June 8 2013/6018

 
Erected 2013 by E Clampus Vitus, Umpqua Joe Chapter #1859.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: HeroesNative AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 42° 33.126′ N, 123° 32.418′ W. Marker is in Merlin, Oregon, in Josephine County. Marker is on Merlin-Galice Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7100 Merlin-Galice Road, Merlin OR 97532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hellgate Canyon (approx. 1˝ miles away); Rogue River Wars (approx. 6.6 miles away); Burrell M. Baucom
Historic Indian Mary Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 21, 2017
2. Historic Indian Mary Park Marker
(approx. 9.3 miles away); No Land is Free (approx. 9.3 miles away); The 1846 Applegate Trail (approx. 9.3 miles away); From Homeland to Tragedy (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Applegate Trail (approx. 10 miles away); "Grave Creek" (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merlin.
 
More about this marker. The marker is near the entrance booth.
 
Also see . . .
1. Umpqua Joe Dies Defending His Dog - Jefferson Public Radio. Umpqua Joe’s death resulted from a continuing quarrel with his son-in-law, Albert Peco, who had shot Joe's St. Bernard dog. The dog, named “Faust,” was unusually intelligent and could be sent into town with a basket and note for needed supplies. (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 

2. Mary Peter - Wikipedia. Mary Peters, popularly known as "Indian Mary" ... lived on the land where her father had operated a ferry to transport miners and supplies in Southern Oregon until his death on November 13, 1886. After his death, Peters applied for a claim for the land under the Dawes Act, also known as the "Indian Homestead Act." (Submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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