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Canby in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Evans and Bailey Fight 1861

 
 
Evans and Bailey Fight 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2015
1. Evans and Bailey Fight 1861 Marker
Inscription.  Monument site on top of hill
 
Erected by Modoc County Museum, Modoc County Historical Society, Alturas Troop 55 (Eagle Scout Project). (Marker Number 125.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 41° 25.008′ N, 120° 48.083′ W. Marker is in Canby, California, in Modoc County. Marker is on Centerville Road (County Route 54), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canby CA 96015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lassen Trail - Rattlesnake Butte (approx. 3.4 miles away); Lassen Trail - Pit River (approx. 3.6 miles away); Lassen Trail - Foot Wear (approx. 7 miles away); Lassen Trail - Pit River Canyon (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Evans and Bailey Fight 1861. The site of the Evans and Bailey Fight is California Historical
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Landmark No. 125.

"S.D. Evans, Sr. and Joe Bailey, stockmen from Rogue River Valley, Oregon, and 16 of their employee were driving 900 head of beef cattle from Roseburg to the mines at Virginia City, Nevada when they were attacked by Indians and the two owners killed."

The site is marked by a white obelisk which is located on private land.
 
Evans and Bailey Fight 1861 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2015
2. Evans and Bailey Fight 1861 Marker
The site of the Evans and Bailey Fight is on the hill in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 76 times this year. Last updated on December 12, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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