Chief Posey's War

Chief Posey's War (HM1SI5)

Location: Blanding, UT 84511 San Juan County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.532', W 109° 29.416'

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March 20-23, 1923

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.
HM NumberHM1SI5
Placed ByBureau of Land Management
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Date Added Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 633374 N 4156094
Decimal Degrees37.54220000, -109.49026667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.532', W 109° 29.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 31.92" N, 109° 29' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near C R 271, Blanding UT 84511, US
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