#0125 Evans and Bailey Fight, 1861


#0125 Evans and Bailey Fight, 1861

Site information:

On top of hill, 500 ft S of Centerville Rd, 4.9 mi SE of Canby

The marker at the top of the hill is on private property. 

41.415880, -120.802581

Plaque information:

The marker on the hill is a monument.  There is a second private plaque located along the road.


Monument text:

In memory of S.D. Evans Sr. of Roseburg Ore. and Joe Bailey of Eugene Ore.

Killed by Indians on this spot Aug 1, 1861 and 800 head of cattle stolen.

Erected 1929

Plaque text:

Evans and Bailey fight 1861

Modoc County Museum, Modoc County Historical Society, Alturas Troop 56 Eagle Scout project.  Monument site on top of hill.

OHP description:

S. D. Evans, Sr. and Joe Bailey, stockmen from Rogue River Valley, Oregon, and 16 of their employees were driving 900 head of beef cattle from Roseburg to the mines at Virginia City, Nevada when they were attacked by Indians and the two owners killed.

Registered 7/6/1933