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Four albums donated to state parks, Rosalia Library


February 13, 2020

Diane Nebel

Diane Nebel has assembled Steptoe Battlefield State Park records in four binders, complete with pictures.

Four albums which contain the last 20 years of additions and improvements at the Steptoe Battlefield State Park, along with documentation, stories and photos (mostly taken by the late Jim Nebel), have been assembled by Diane Nebel. The albums also contain ongoing efforts to collect the names of 158 members of Lt. Col Edward J. Steptoe's unit of May 17, 1858, which was the date of the battle.

The albums also contain quotes from a book regarding the battle, from the natives side of the story - which has personally described accounts by Chief Joseph Seltice (before, during and after the battle...

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