#294 - Nez Perce War
Posted by: Volcanoguy
N 45° 48.110 W 116° 17.228
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Quick Description: Nez Perce War history sign (#294) on US Hwy 95 at the White Bird Overlook.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2011 11:42:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMAK9G
Idaho History Marker #294 about the Nez Perce War is located ion US Hwy 95 at the White Bird Overlook.
Marker Name: Nez Perce War - Foster’s Gravesite
Marker Type: Roadside
Near the base of this hill, over 100 cavalrymen and volunteers met disaster in the opening battle of the Nez Perce War.
Rushing from Grangeville on the evening of June 16, 1877, Captain David Perry planned to stop the Indians from crossing Salmon River to safety from pursuit. At daylight the next morning, he headed down the ravine below you. Some sixty to eighty Indians wiped out a third of his force and the survivors retired in disorder. No Indians were killed.
Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho
Marker Number: 294
City: Not listed
Date Dedicated: Not listed
Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed
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