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Mackay in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Mount McCaleb

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
1. Mount McCaleb Marker
Inscription.   Mt. McCaleb, named for the Civil War veteran and local merchant, Jesse McCaleb, is the prominent 11,683 ft. peak visible north of MacKay.
In 1878, while helping escort supply wagons and arms to Challis, McCaleb and 13 others were attacked by Indians near present-day MacKay. Creating a barricade of wagons, a small group held off over 100 Indians in a two-day battle. In the end, Jesse McCaleb was the only casualty: the mountain bears his name in memorial.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society and Idaho Transportation Department. (Marker Number 508.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 54.916′ N, 113° 21.981′ W. Marker is in Mackay, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Street (U.S. 93) near Capital Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 Custer Avenue, Mackay ID 83251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First LDS Church
Mount McCaleb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2019
2. Mount McCaleb Marker
(approx. 12 miles away); Pearson Park (approx. 12.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2019
3. Mount McCaleb
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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