Posted on: Owyhee Co. Id Queries
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I grew up on a farm in Owyhee Co., ID, 7 miles from Marsing on S.R. 78,
on the road to Givens Hot Springs. In 1946 I graduated from Marsing High
School and left home for good. At the time the road from Marsing to Murphy
was still unpaved; electricity had not yet reached our farm home. My mother
told me we lived very near a site where travelers on the Oregon Trail were
massacred by Indians. I think it was called the "Sinker Creek Massacre"
but I'm not sure. Does anyone know details of this event? I've heard a
historical marker (for an "Oregon Trail" site) was erected on the school
grounds where I attended in the lower 8 grades. This was in Opaline school,
a one-room school situated 1/4 mile from our house. The school is no longer
there: it is now a school museum on the campus of Boise State College,
about 50 miles away. This marker was erected after I graduated from Opaline,
so I am told. Please contact me if you would like to share information
on this subject. Thanks, Mary Foster Ludvigsen, Seattle, WA.