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(USFS). Their grave is 1.5 miles east on the Little Pearsol Road from the Warm Lake Highway and about 150 feet south of the gravel road on a small knoll. A group called “Sons of Idaho” placed a marker stone at the site on Aug. 18, 1929. The gray granite stone is 1.5’ high by 2’ long.

1879 Feb., Indians killed 5 Chinese placer miners on Loon Creek. Source: Trails of the Frank Church-River of No Return p 250 and Sheepeater Indian Campaign p6 (back section) 1968 Idaho County Free Press, Grangeville, Idaho.

1879 March or April, Indians killed Hugh Johnson and Peter Dorsey on the South Fork near the Salmon River, some 35 air miles north of Warm Lake. Sheepeaterr Indian Campaign p 12 & USFS

1879 July 24, Captain R. F. Bernard and 60 cavalry camped at the northeast end of Warm Lake. They were part of the Sheepeater Campaign. Source: map from the book Sheepeater Indian Campaign.

1879 Aug. 15, James P. Raines was shot and killed by Indians on his South Fork ranch, while putting up hay (48 air miles north of Warm Lake). P14 front section and p14 back section of the book Sheepeater Indian Campaign.

1879 Aug. 20, Private Harry Eagan was shot and killed by Indians at Soldier Bar on Big Creek, 3 miles upstream from the Middle Fork of the Salmon. P17 back section of Sheepeater Indian Campaign.

1879 Oct., Sheepeater Campaign was concluded with surrender of 51 Indians. Source: Sheepeater Indian Campaign.

“Cougar” Dave Lewis was a government packer and scout during the Sheepeater Indian campaign. He had been a Union Soldier in the Civil War. Sheepeater Indian Campaign,

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    70. He lived on Big Creek and died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Boise at the age of

    • 92.

      From the Boise Statesman June 25, 1936.

1880 census, Warm Lake was in Idaho County, Idaho Territory.

1886 June 9, Theodore Warlich was hanged in the jail yard of the Mt. Idaho courthouse for the murder of Henry C. Savage on the South Fork of the Salmon River last Dec. Sheepeater IC book p35. The site of the murder was around 46 miles north of Warm Lake. He was sentenced to hang in the April term of the court and hung June 9.

1886 John Reeves settled on a mining claim in Paradise Valley. From History Of The Boise National Forest 1905-1976 by Elizabeth M. Smith, Idaho State Historical Society, Boise-1983, p. 22.

3 July 1890 Idaho became 43rd state. Compton’s Encyclopedia and Idaho For The Curious.


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