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Oregon Trail in Owyhee Co., ID

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Oregon Trail in Owyhee Co., ID

Mary Foster Ludvigsen (View posts)
Posted: 11 Sep 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I grew up on a farm in Owyhee Co., ID, 7 miles from Marsing on S.R. 78, on the road to Givens Hot Springs. In 1946 I graduated from Marsing High School and left home for good. At the time the road from Marsing to Murphy was still unpaved; electricity had not yet reached our farm home. My mother told me we lived very near a site where travelers on the Oregon Trail were massacred by Indians. I think it was called the "Sinker Creek Massacre" but I'm not sure. Does anyone know details of this event? I've heard a historical marker (for an "Oregon Trail" site) was erected on the school grounds where I attended in the lower 8 grades. This was in Opaline school, a one-room school situated 1/4 mile from our house. The school is no longer there: it is now a school museum on the campus of Boise State College, about 50 miles away. This marker was erected after I graduated from Opaline, so I am told. Please contact me if you would like to share information on this subject. Thanks, Mary Foster Ludvigsen, Seattle, WA.

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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