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Cascade in Valley County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Long Valley Ambush

 
 
Long Valley Ambush Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
1. Long Valley Ambush Marker
Inscription.  While hunting stolen horses on Aug. 20, 1878, WM. Monday, Jake Groseclose, Tom Healy, & "Three Finger" Smith were ambushed in a rocky basin 9/10 mile by road from here.

Monday and Groseclose were killed immediately, and Healy wounded; Smith, "being a man of experience in such matters," fled. He made it 40 miles to Salmon Meadows. Infantrymen buried the 3, marked the spot, and took up the Indian trail. Smith estimated there were 75 Indians; army trackers finally concluded there were only 5 -- but they never caught them.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 155.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1863.
 
Location. 44° 31.135′ N, 116° 2.643′ W. Marker is in Cascade, Idaho, in Valley County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 55 at milepost 115 and Old State Highway, on the left
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when traveling south on State Highway 55. Marker is close to the parking lot of the Ashley Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 North Main Street, Cascade ID 83611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Payette River Scenic Byway (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Long Valley Ambush Marker in Cascade image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, October 11, 2009
2. Long Valley Ambush Marker in Cascade
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,056 times since then and 260 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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