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Location of Battle of Hungry Hill found

After searching for three years, researchers have finally found the location of the Battle of Hungry Hill, the largest battle of the Rogue River Indian Wars which took place in 1855-56.

“It’s very gratifying to finally find it — we’ve done a lot of detective work,” Tveskov said, stressing it was a team effort.

The team bushwhacked up and down steep hills and pored over old records, from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to the Bancroft Library in Berkeley, Calif., following every clue during its three-year search.

The historic battlefield was found on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property in an area known as the Grave Creek Hills west of Interstate 5 between Sunny Valley and Glendale. Hungry Hill west of Glendale is not connected with the battle, he said.

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Story: Paul Fattig, Mail Tribue | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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