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Captain A. J. Hembree Monument

 
 
Captain A. J. Hembree Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
1. Captain A. J. Hembree Monument
Inscription. 7 1/10 miles South 10° West of here is a marker where Captain A. J. Hembree was killed by Indians April 10, 1856. Spot located by Lieutenant W. D. Stillwell of Captain Hembree’s Company, and Yakima tribesman Wy-Kolas.
Erected by Washington State Historical Society • 1920

 
Erected 1920 by Washington State Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 22.512′ N, 120° 18.729′ W. Marker is in Toppenish, Washington, in Yakima County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and West 1st Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located at the southeast corner of Post Office Park, facing Jefferson Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Toppenish WA 98948, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Treaty of 1855 (a few steps from this marker); Rodeo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blanket Traders (within shouting distance of this marker); Clearing the Land (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); When Hops Were Picked by Hand (about 500 feet away); The Old Blacksmith Shop
Captain A. J. Hembree Monument (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
2. Captain A. J. Hembree Monument (tall view)
Hembree Monument
Refurbished by Toppenish
Historical Society
March 22, 2001
(about 500 feet away); Lou Shattuck (about 500 feet away); Indian Horse Races (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toppenish.
 
More about this marker. This marker is a 3-foot tall polished granite monument.
 
Also see . . .  Oregon volunteers battle Yakamas and Klickitats along Satus Creek on April 10, 1856. On April 10, 1856, Yakamas and Klickitats under Kamiakin (ca. 1800-1877) ambushed Oregon volunteers under Colonel Thomas Cornelius along Satus Creek near what will be the boundary between Klickitat and Yakima counties. A Yakama fired at Hembree and he took a ball in the abdomen. The other volunteers fled and the wounded Hembree managed to kill three Yakamas - Pah-ow-re, Shu-win-ne, and Waken-shear - before being finished off by the We-sah-ne-berts. Volunteers brought out Hembree's stripped and scalped body for reburial at his home in Yamhill, Oregon. (Submitted on February 8, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Captain A. J. Hembree Monument (<i>wide view; Toppenish Post Office Park in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2015
3. Captain A. J. Hembree Monument (wide view; Toppenish Post Office Park in background)
 
 
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