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Diamondfield Jack

 
 
Diamondfield Jack Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
1. Diamondfield Jack Marker
Inscription.  J.L. Davis... Diamondfield Jack... spent most of 6 years in the Cassia County jail while the courts and pardon board were trying to figure out what to do with him.

By far the best known of the gunmen who fought in Idaho's sheep and cattle wars, he was tried here for shooting two sheepherders in 1896. After he was convicted, other cattlemen confessed to the crime. Twice he narrowly escaped hanging before the pardon board turned him loose late in 1902 after deciding he wasn't guilty after all.

Note: The old Cassia County jail stood in this park.
 
Erected by Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 306.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1896.
 
Location. 42° 24.745′ N, 113° 34.675′ W. Marker is in Albion, Idaho, in Cassia County. Marker is on State Highway 77 at milepost 18,, 0.2 miles south of North St., on the right
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when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albion ID 83311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cassia County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Albion State Normal School (approx. ¼ mile away); Idahome (approx. 9.1 miles away); Mc Clendon Springs (approx. 10.3 miles away); California Trail - Leaving Cassia Creek (approx. 11.4 miles away); California Trail - Cassia Creek (approx. 11.7 miles away); Where Trails Meet - Raft River Valley Trails (approx. 11.8 miles away); Hudspeth's Cutoff (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albion.
 
Diamondfield Jack Marker in Albion, Idaho image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, May 31, 2010
2. Diamondfield Jack Marker in Albion, Idaho
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,917 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2010, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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