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Historic California Posts:
Camp at the Forks of the Salmon
 
 
A company of the 1st Battalion of Mountaineers, California Volunteers, was posted at this site at the junction of the north and south forks of the Salmon River from February until June of 1864 as protection for local settler from the local Indian tribes.
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