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Across The Fence: The Battle of Hungry Hill


On Oct. 31, 1855, the deadliest battle between the Rogue River Indians and the U.S. Army took place near the Oregon-California trail between Cow Creek and Wolf Creek among the Grave Creek Hills.

The battle had long since been forgotten until recently when eastern newspaper articles resurfaced, eye-witness accounts were discovered and scant military records found. Over the past century and a half, even the location of the battle had been forgotten until professor Mark Tveskov of Southern Oregon University, through extensive research, located the actual battle site in 2012.

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