Murphy, Idaho: Otter Massacre Monument

A rock carved to resemble Idaho honors 44 dead in the 1860 Otter Massacre, ambushed by Shoshoni Indians about 10 miles to the east.
Address:
17085 Basey St., Murphy, ID
Directions:
Hwy 78, across from the Murphy airport, in front of the Owyhee County Courthouse.
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Otter Massacre. Otter Massacre Monument

Inscribed: "Erected to the memory of the Otter Massacre 1860 Forty four persons ambushed by Shoshoni Indians, either killed or scattered, most awful human experience. Site ten miles east on Sinker Creek Erected by Sons and Daughters of Idaho Pioneers 1935."

[Brad Wartman, 10/25/2011]

The Owyhee county museum is also at this site.

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