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Steptoe Battlefield State Park deserves care


November 11, 2021

Just want to report the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen in my life at the Steptoe Battlefield State Park located in Rosalia.

On Nov. 2, just two days after Halloween, I started my morning walk up South Summit Avenue to the Steptoe Battlefield State Park and disturbingly found at the parking area near the battlefield monument that it was littered with beer cans, cigarette butts, and, of all things, toilet paper strung all over the native bunchgrass!

Unbelievable to know how people can be so disrespectful of a sacred battlefield, where not only U.S. soldiers were killed but Native...

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