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

Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures

 
 
Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures Marker
Inscription.  These reported incidents of Shoshone Indian attacks on emigrant wagon trains in this gap and surrounding area between 1851 and August 10, 1862, led to the naming of these rock outcrop as "Massacre Rocks."
The granite marker was dedicated by the Sons of Idaho on July 4, 1927. Later removed for the construction of the interstate highway, the marker was repositioned by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, 153 feet northwest of its original location, on October 8, 1997.
This rock outcrop continues to stand guard over the final, unmarked resting place of untold pioneers who perished during the westward expansion of this great nation.
 
Erected by Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Oregon Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 10, 1862.
 
Location. 42° 40.512′ N, 112° 59.256′ W. Marker is near American Falls, Idaho, in
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By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Massacre Rock - A Clashing of Cultures Marker
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Power County. Marker can be reached from Park Lane near Register Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: American Falls ID 83211, 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. Massacre Rocks on Old Oregon Trail (a few steps from this marker); Snake River Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 1.9 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 1.9 miles away); Register Rock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coldwater Hill Rest Area Oregon Trail Kiosk (approx. 8.9 miles away); American Falls Power Plants (approx. 8.9 miles away); Emigrant Trails (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Oregon Trail (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in American Falls.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located at the end of Memorial Trail which has its trailhead near the Massacre Rocks State Park Visitor Center.
 
Massacre Rocks image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
3. Massacre Rocks
The marker is to the left of the trees. Massacre Rocks are in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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