“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Dardanelle in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

The Last Battle

The Last Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 18, 2007
1. The Last Battle Marker
Inscription. The canyon to your right was the scene of the last battle between Indians and whites in Tuolumne County. On February 10, 1858, a band of Piutes attacked a group of employees of the Columbia & Stanislaus River Water Co. In the fight which followed Jerry Perley was killed, S. Waldron and Michael Hildreth were wounded, T. Enochs escaped by feigning death, and two Indians were killed.

The Indians escaped a pursuing party of Columbian miners, led by Fred Hildreth, by crossing the summit into their tribal area.
Erected by USFS, Stanislaus National Forest.
Location. 38° 20.516′ N, 119° 55.482′ W. Marker is near Dardanelle, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from Mono Way (California Route 108) 15.2 miles east of Herring Creek Lane. Touch for map. Heading east on Hwy 108 toward Sonora Pass, from Herring Creek Road in Strawberry (this is the street the Post Office is on), go 15.2 miles to Donnell's Vista (sometimes called Donnell's Overlook). Turn into the parking area on the left and park. Marker is in this post office area: Tuolumne CA 95379, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Route of the Bartleson-Bidwell Party - 1841 (a
The General Vicinity of the Battle image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 18, 2007
2. The General Vicinity of the Battle
few steps from this marker); Hayes Station (approx. 7.7 miles away); Jewels of the High Country (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Emigrants of 1852-1853 (approx. 9.9 miles away); Reynold’s House (approx. 10.3 miles away); Bedrock Mortars (approx. 10.4 miles away); Following in their Footsteps - East Flange Rock (approx. 10˝ miles away); Old Emigrant Road (approx. 10˝ miles away).
More about this marker. There is a paved footpath that leads from the southeast corner of the parking area down to the overlook. The sign is along this path.
Categories. Wars, US Indian
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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