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Okanogan, Washington: Curtis Sheep Slaughter Was Here

Cattlemen 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.
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Curtis Sheep Slaughter

The Curtis Sheep Slaughter historical marker on Hwy 20 is back up.

[Valerie Nozick, 04/27/2016]
Curtis Sheep Slaughter

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]

Curtis Sheep Slaughter sign.

Curtis Sheep Slaughter

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"...

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