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Canyon County 
Marker is on Lincoln Road 0.2 miles east of Middleton Road, on the left when traveling east. 
Middleton, ID 83605

Historical Significance:

Only 2 young boys survived the Indian attack on Alexander Ward's 20 member party, Oregon bound on August 20, 1854. "Military retaliation for the slaughter so enraged the Indians that Hudson's Bay Co. posts Fort Boise and Fort Hall had to be abandoned, and the Oregon Trail became unsafe without army escort. Eight years of Indian terror followed. Finally the 1862 gold rush brought powerful forces, civilian and military, that gradually subdued the tribes." (Wording from Idaho Historical Society

Acknowledgements: The Ward Massacre Dedication Monument is owned and maintained by the Pioneer Chapter, NSDAR.
Form Submitted By: Pioneer Chapter, NSDAR 06/09/2013