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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Steptoe Battle-linked relics recovered in Rosalian's backyard

 

August 20, 2020



ROSALIA—The Rosalia Museum has some new displays after a homeowner’s improvement project unearthed items believed to connect to the Steptoe Tohotonimme Battle in 1858.

While digging a hole for a drain pipe, a Rosalia family discovered a rust-covered bayonet and horseshoe about one foot below the surface.

Rosalia Historical Commission member Diane Nebel heard about the discovered and met with the family who wanted to donate the items to the local library.

The home is positioned at the foot of the hill where Steptoe Battlefield State is located. The property is not part of the battlefi...



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