Steptoe Battlefield State Park

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Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Steptoe Battlefield Memorial.jpg
The monument at the park
Map showing the location of Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Map showing the location of Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Location in the state of Washington
Map showing the location of Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Map showing the location of Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Steptoe Battlefield State Park (the United States)
LocationRosalia, Whitman, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°13′43″N 117°21′55″W / 47.22861°N 117.36528°W / 47.22861; -117.36528Coordinates: 47°13′43″N 117°21′55″W / 47.22861°N 117.36528°W / 47.22861; -117.36528[1]
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)[2]
Elevation2,365 ft (721 m)[1]
Established1950
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteSteptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Steptoe Battlefield Site
LocationRosalia, Whitman County, Washington.
NRHP reference #76001924
Significant dates
Battle1858
Added to NRHPMay 6, 1976

Steptoe Battlefield State Park is a three-acre (1.2 ha) heritage site on the southeast side of Rosalia in Whitman County, Washington. The state park memorializes a running battle that occurred in 1858, the Battle of Pine Creek, between American soldiers under the command of Lt. Col. Edward Steptoe and a large band of Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur d'Alene Native Americans. Interpretive signage at the park describes the course of the battle.[3]

Park history[edit]

In 1914, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Esther Reed Chapter, erected a stone monument near the location where the Steptoe troops took their final stand. The site of the monument became a state park in 1950. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[3] In 2014, the park received the designation of "state park heritage site."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Steptoe Memorial State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Commission Policy 72-14-1 Naming of Parks..." Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. March 27, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved August 6, 2016.

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