Starvation Camp

Starvation Camp (HM20PP)

Location: Nyssa, OR 97913 Malheur County
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N 43° 49.518', W 117° 2.232'

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About 18 September 1860, 26 survivors of the Utter disaster arrived south of here. Only 10 remained when an army relief expedition arrived 5 weeks later.
On September 9 & 10, in Idaho, the Elijah P. Utter wagon train suffered a two-day attack by Indians in which 11 emigrants were killed. After the survivors were discovered here by Indians, some continued on down the Oregon Trail, only to be killed later. The other survivors awaited for rescue. A boy was killed by the Indians and 4 children died from starvation. Those still alive eventually ate the flesh of the dead to preserve their own lives.
HM NumberHM20PP
Placed ByMalheur County Historical Society, Idaho and Oregon Chapters of the Oregon-California Trails Association
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Date Added Sunday, August 13th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 497008 N 4852470
Decimal Degrees43.82530000, -117.03720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 49.518', W 117° 2.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 49' 31.08" N, 117° 2' 13.92" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2717 OR-201, Nyssa OR 97913, US
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