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 Wagon Box Grave

Wagon Box Grave

Birth
Death unknown
Burial Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA
Plot Near the entrance
Memorial ID 6842 · View Source
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This was the first grave in what later became the Fairview Cemetery. In the summer of 1861 a family of seven on their way to Oregon was camped in the vicinity of Soda Creek and the Bear River. Their horses had strayed and the family fell behind the main part of the wagon train to search for them. Sometime during the night they were killed by Indians. the bodies were found the next morning by members of the larger party. One man, George Goodheart, related their burial as follows: "We then covered them all up with quilts, and took the upper sideboards and sawed them so they would fit across the wagon box. We put some across over the old Folks' faces and some over the children's faces at the foot. Then we got some willows from Soda Creek and cut them so as to cover the whole length of the wagon box. We then spread quilts over them, covered them with dirt, and set four formation rocks, one at each corner."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6842
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wagon Box Grave (unknown–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6842, citing Fairview Cemetery, Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .