From the plaque:
On April 6, 1862, a battle
took place around this site between newly arrived citizens
of the Owens River Valley and the Paiute and Shoshone Indians, original inhabitants
of the land. The reason
for this battle is lost but brave men on both sides died
here for a cause which they held inviolate.
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee and the Eastern California Museum Association, Inc., September 4, 1966.