Okanogan, Washington: Curtis Sheep Slaughter Was HereCattlemen vs. Sheepmen -- a 1903 event horrifying enough (for the sheep, at least) to deserve a wooden historical marker.
- Hwy 20, Okanogan, WA
- South of town on Hwy 20.
- August 2013: Reported destroyed in wild fire.
Visitor Tips and News About Curtis Sheep Slaughter Was Here
It looks like a wild fire has destroyed the sign. The only thing marking the sign is a burnt piece of wood and a road marker noting a historical marker ahead.[JShea, 08/14/2013]
Amidst the fruit orchards of Northern Washington state just east of the Cascades is an obscure little heritage marker remembering the Curtis Sheep Slaughter of 1903.[M Flagg, 07/20/2009]
A disagreement between sheepmen and cattlemen. In part the sign reads: "The hostility reached its climax one night in the Spring of 1903 when several hundred sheep owned by A.A. Curtis were slaughtered with clubs about a half mile behind this sign. For years, sun-bleached bones lay scattered about"...