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

Seventeen Volunteers

 
 
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Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
1. Seventeen Volunteers Marker
Inscription.  Erected in memory of the seventeen volunteers who engaged in battle with the Indians 2000 feet East from this point with two killed and three wounded the 5th day of July 1877 during the Nez Perce Indian War.

Captain D.B. Randall, C.M. Day, James Buchanan, H.C. Johnson, F.A. Fenn, Frank D. Vansise, L.P. Wilmot, A.D. Bartley, Charles Johnson, A.B. Leland, E.J. Bunker, Charles W. Case, B.F. Evans, J.L. Cearley, William B. Beemer, D.H. Howser, George Riggins.
 
Erected 1931 by Idaho County Pioneer Association.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers, and the The Nez Perce Trail series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is July 5, 1877.
 
Location. 46° 1.596′ N, 116° 19.68′ W. Marker is near Cottonwood, Idaho, in Idaho County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 95 and Airport Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 95. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cottonwood ID 83522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Nez Perce War (here, next to this marker); Lewis and Clark (a few steps from this marker); Nez Perce War - Foster''s Gravesite (a few steps from this marker); Gathering at Tipahxlee’whum (Tepahlewam) (approx. 8.8 miles away); Camas Prairie (approx. 10.7 miles away); Tolo, Alab-lemot (approx. 11½ miles away); The Eimers Legacy (approx. 11½ miles away); The Camas Connection (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cottonwood.
 
More about this marker. Four markers are located at the turnout near the Highway 95 and Airport Road intersection.
 
Seventeen Volunteers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 5, 2018
2. Seventeen Volunteers Marker
Marker on the right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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