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Oregon Trail in Owyhee Co., ID

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Re: Oregon Trail in Owyhee Co., ID

Posted: 20 Feb 2009 12:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Wally,

Yes, I did receive several responses. It turns out "Sinker Creek" is not the correct name for the location of the Utter / Otter Massacre. The Indian attack took place at Castle Butte (east of Sinker Creek), on the south side of the Snake River, about 50 miles from my parents' farm.

Donald H. Shannon in 1993 published a book, "The Utter Disaster on the Oregon Trail," which thoroughly explains the above event. The book includes maps showing exact locations. (The "Sinker Creek" location was named in an earlier book on the subject. Apparently my mother read that book, giving her incorrect information.)

Thanks for your response.

Mary Foster Ludvigsen
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mary Foster Ludvigsen 11 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
CBrown9547 26 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Mary Foster Ludvigsen 26 Sep 2000 12:00PM GMT 
Brandon 21 Aug 2002 6:05AM GMT 
Brandon 21 Aug 2002 6:05AM GMT 
Mary Foster Ludvigsen 21 Aug 2002 6:34AM GMT 
WallaceKimbal... 19 Feb 2009 1:02PM GMT 
MFLudvigsen 20 Feb 2009 7:51AM GMT 
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