Friday, June 2, 2017

The Site of the Oatman Massacre


A few years ago a friend of mine and her hubby took an off road trip in the desert.  They came across the site of the historical Oatman Massacre.  In February of 1851, the Oatman Family was killed by Indians while traveling to California.  Two of the daughters were captured.  The family's graves are near Painted Rock Petroglyph's Site.



Here is the link to books on Amazon about the massacre if you are interested in reading more.
Amazon - Oatman Massacre books

To find the trail, check out this website:  http://azoffroad.net/oatman-massacre-trail-1/4559541177



The heavy wagon left a mark on the rocks which are visible today.
(Thanks Pam for the pictures.)


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