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Almo in Cassia County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Horrible Indian Massacre

Almo Idaho

 
 
Horrible Indian Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Horrible Indian Massacre Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the Memory
Of those who lost their lives in a most
Horrible Indian Massacre 1861
Three hundred immigrants west bound
Only five escaped
 
Erected 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. 42° 5.784′ N, 113° 38.01′ W. Marker is in Almo, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is at the intersection of Elba-Almo Road and 3000 South, on the right when traveling south on Elba-Almo Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3001 Elba-Almo Road, Almo ID 83312, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camped... (approx. 0.3 miles away); Replica Wagon (approx. 0.3 miles away); California Trail - Nearing City of Rocks (approx. ¾ mile away); Distant Views (approx. 3.3 miles away); Fading Away
Horrible Indian Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Horrible Indian Massacre Marker
(approx. 3.3 miles away); California Trail -- Silent City of Rocks (approx. 3½ miles away); A Pleasant Place (approx. 3.6 miles away); Pinnacle Pass (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Almo.
 
More about this marker. Did it really happen?
 
Also see . . .  Idaho Legend's Days May Be Numbered -- Deseret News. It is hard to kill a legend. (Submitted on July 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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