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  1. #1
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
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    Battle sites in Oregon?

    I am interested in any information pertaining to battle site(s) in Oregon. It does not matter how insignificant the battle may seem. I would be interested in hearing about it so I can research it further.

    Please Advise

    Thank you.
    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

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    da book worm--researcher

    Feb 2007
    callahan,fl
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    well heres a bit of "local" history for you -- the rogue river indain wars -- the ruins of the town called Galice is on the rogue river near hobson horn peak about 21 miles northwest of grants pass, in josephine county ,amoung the ruins of this gold mining town are the arsenal and powder house used in the rogue river indain wars --there are several abandoned mines in the nearby area. ---- good luck Ivan

  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Thank you Ivan. Sounds interesting--indian attacks, lost mines--all a person needs for a quest. I'll check into it and respond back--any searching by MD will be posted so we can all share.

    Again, Thank you,
    Stryker.
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Galice has been my stomping grounds for many years. What kinds of questions do you have?

    A good book on the history of the area is "First there was Twogood" By Larry McLane. Its a pictorial history of Northern Josephine county, some very interesting stories in there, including the Battle of Hungry Hill. My copy has been borrowed and not returned.

    Most "battles" I have researched in Oregon were little more than skirmishes. Shots fired and run away, shots fired and run away. Consequently, there aren't many "sites" to go and check out.

    Mining in the area was extensive and is still going on today. One of the largest placer mines in Oregon was directly above Galice (Literally 500 feet straight up the cliff) at Wes Pearen's Old Channel mine.

    Galice creek has good gold, especially the south fork. Its claimed up pretty tight. The area has been worked continuously for over a hundred years.

  5. #5
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Gosh, I thought I would get more hits on this subject. I guess we settled Oregon without much hassels

    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

  6. #6
    us
    Jan 2009
    11

    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Hey Stryker-One--sorry this is not too timely for your initial request....

    Google Snake Indian War in Oregon (1864-1868) and the Bannock War (1878) in Oregon. Many battle sites out there...From Steens Mountain to the Columbia River to the NE Corner of Oregon...lots of skirmishes and some larger battles in the area. Lots to read about and then find those places. At Port Orford there is an island just off the beach called battle rock. Several White vs. Tribesmen incidents there. Up and down the Rogue River there are several historical locations where battles (fights) took place.
    Good Huntin'
    Oregonjohn

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    May 2006
    Oregon
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    I read in "In Search of Western Oregon" that Astoria was originally a British fort/settlement and that some battles took place, but my copy is at home so can't look up the info.

    One of my favorite places to poke around is the Southern Oregon Digital Archives (http://soda.sou.edu/history.html). I must've spent an hour there yesterday reading through oral histories. Hit search on the left and enter "battle", "skirmish" or some other relevent keyword and you should be able to find some good reading.

  8. #8
    us
    Jan 2009
    11

    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Hey again Stryker-One.

    Check out http://www.traveloregon.com/Explore-...Fort-Rock.aspx

    Also google for Cayuse Indian War, and the whole area around the Rogue River... Oregon troops traveled to Washington, around Walla Walla to fight and some of the fights in that time were in Oregon. Battle of Birch Creek, Battle of Silver River, lots of places in Oregon have Indian Battle histories...look 'em up.
    OJ

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    May 2006
    Oregon
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    I popped over to the site I mentioned above and did a search for "battle". One of the titles was "Indian Wars of Southern Oregon". It's a written account of an address given in 1902 to a gathering of Indian war veterans. In it he mentions several battle sites, as well as who fought in them and so on. Interesting read...

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
    Scorpion Gold Stinger and Tesoro Silver
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    I have been away from the site for awhile--thanks guys. I feel like the fisherman that lost his throw line location for some time and then found it.

    Good info I'll check it out. I work on gas turbine powered helicopters (Skycranes). I am--next week on my way down to Ecuador for two months work in the jungle. Yeeee-haw!!!

    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2009
    11

    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Hey Stryker-One... Be sure to have ya plenty of bug spray on your Central American stay.

    Here is a site that has pictures, coordinates, and general maps and locations for many of the 1864-1868 period.

    http://fortwiki.com/Category:Oregon_All

    Stay safe,
    Oregonjohn

  12. #12
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
    Scorpion Gold Stinger and Tesoro Silver
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Well folks, I am down in Puyo, Ecuador. As I mentioned earlier I work on turbine powered heavy lift capable Sikorsky Skycranes. The company I work for sent one down to Ecuador to haul loads of equipment out to an oil drilling rig. It is very interesting out here in the jungle.

    Fortunately the camp where we all sleep and eat has internet so we can communicate with our families during our 30 day work cycle. I read all your research suggestions and checked out the fort/camp map site. There are a lot of leads for me to follow up on.

    Thank you all and perhaps I can find some neat stuff to photo and post in the proper forum.

    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Here is a book that you might find interesting.It has old maps with battle sites on them.
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  14. #14

    Sep 2005
    Chehalis, WA USA
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oregonjohn
    ...At Port Orford there is an island just off the beach called battle rock. Several White vs. Tribesmen incidents there. Up and down the Rogue River there are several historical locations where battles (fights) took place.
    Good Huntin'
    Oregonjohn
    I know this thread is a bit dead, but for those who might have interest in accurate Port Orford, OR, information......

    To be clear, the Battle Rock in question is not an island. It is firmly planted on the beach, and can be seen below in a photo I took last year.

    Port Orford is a very interesting place with a lot of intriguing history, fascinating legend and lore... one of my favorite places in the world I know...


  15. #15
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    Jun 2010
    Spokane, Wa
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    Re: Battle sites in Oregon?

    Hey Fish-Head Aric, is that rock off limits, or are you allowed to climb on it? What a great place to set up and watch the sunset

    -Lance

 

 
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