#500 - Nez Perce War - Foster’s Gravesite
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 01.593 W 116° 19.658
11T E 552037 N 5097217
Quick Description: Nez Perce War history sign (#500) on US Hwy 95 between Cottonwood and Grangeville.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 1/21/2011 11:02:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMAJGJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 8

Long Description:
Idaho History Marker #500 about Nez Perce War is located on US Hwy 95 at a rest stop south of Cottonwood There are also four other history signs at this location.
Marker Name: Nez Perce War - Foster’s Gravesite

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
“I will not hide anything. That part of the fight was not long.” Yellow Wolf, Nez Perce warrior. On July 3, 1877, 2nd Lt. Sevier M. Rains, civilian scout William Foster, and ten 1st cavalrymen rode from Norton’s ranch (Cottonwood) in search of Nez Perce. Six miles northwest of here warriors attacked and killed the detachment. Foster’s grave is three miles west on Cottonwood Butte road. The soldiers’ remains were reinterred at Fort Walla Walla.


County: Idaho

Group Responsible for Placement: State of Idaho

Marker Number: 500

City: Not listed

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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Moun10Bike visited #500 - Nez Perce War - Foster’s Gravesite 9/12/2011 Moun10Bike visited it
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