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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Rosalia Battle Days on tap

Weekend fete to mark town’s 150th birthday


ROSALIA — The annual Battle Days celebration will highlight the community’s 150th birthday Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.

The event — a tradition that started in 1970 — commemorate the 1858 Battle of Pine Creek.

Battle Days marks the victory of the Coeur d’Alene, Palouse and Spokane Indians over U.S. Army forces near the current townsite. The victory was short-lived, however, as the Army dispatch more troops and crushed tribal warriors at the Battle of Four Lakes just outside Cheney, opening the door for settlers, miners and others.

This year’s celebration also commemorate...

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