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Near Blanding in San Juan County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chief Posey's War

March 20-23, 1923

 
 
Chief Posey's War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
1. Chief Posey's War Marker
Inscription. This location marks the second encounter of one of the last Indian uprisings in the United States. Posey and his Piute followers helped 2 young braves escape from the Blanding jail. At this site the pursuing posse closed in, Posey opened fire and shot Sheriff John Rogers' horse out from under him, narrowly missing several others. The next day the battle shifted to the Comb Ridge area where Chief Posey was shot and one of the escaped braves killed. Over the next several days all the braves were captured and eventually brought to trial.
 
Erected by Bureau of Land Management.
 
Location. 37° 32.532′ N, 109° 29.416′ W. Marker is near Blanding, Utah, in San Juan County. Marker can be reached from County Route 271 0.1 miles east of U.S. 191, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. CR 271 is 2.2 miles south of UT-95 and is not marked. It also has a gate across the road. Marker is in this post office area: Blanding UT 84511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Settlement of Blanding (approx. 5.5 miles away); ZCMI Co-Op Building (approx. 5.7 miles away); C.C.C. (approx. 6.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Chief Posey's War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
2. Chief Posey's War Marker
Chief Posey's War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 18, 2016
3. Chief Posey's War Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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