The Ward Massacre

The Ward Massacre (HMER5)

Location: Caldwell, ID 83605 Canyon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 40.618', W 116° 36.518'

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Only 2 young boys survived the Indian attack on Alexander Ward's 20 member party, Oregon bound on August 20, 1854.

Military retaliation for the slaughter so enraged the Indians that Hudson's Bay Co. posts Fort Boise and Fort Hall had to be abandoned, and the Oregon Trail became unsafe without army escort. Eight years of Indian terror followed. Finally the 1862 gold rush brought powerful forces, civilian and military, that gradually subdued the tribes.
HM NumberHMER5
Series This marker is part of the Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society series, and the Oregon Trail series.
Marker Number75
Placed ByIdaho Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 1:54pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 531547 N 4836069
Decimal Degrees43.67696667, -116.60863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 40.618', W 116° 36.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 40' 37.08" N, 116° 36' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)208
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10726 Lincoln Rd, Caldwell ID 83605, US
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