Canby in Modoc County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Evans and Bailey Fight 1861
Erected by Modoc County Museum, Modoc County Historical Society, Alturas Troop 55 (Eagle Scout Project).
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 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.
Categories. • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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