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Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Steptoe Battlefield Memorial.jpg
The monument at the park
Location Rosalia, Whitman, Washington, United States
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Elevation 2,365 ft (721 m)
Established 1950
Operator Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Website Steptoe Battlefield State Park Heritage Site
Steptoe Battlefield Site
Location Rosalia, Whitman County, Washington.
NRHP reference No. 76001924
Significant dates
Battle 1858
Added to NRHP May 6, 1976

Steptoe Battlefield State Park is a three-acre (1.2 ha) heritage site on the southeast side of Rosalia in Whitman County, Washington. The state park memorializes a running battle that occurred in 1858, the Battle of Pine Creek, between American soldiers under the command of Lt. Col. Edward Steptoe and a large band of Spokane, Palouse, and Coeur d'Alene Native Americans. Interpretive signage at the park describes the course of the battle.

Park history

In 1914, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Esther Reed Chapter, erected a stone monument near the location where the Steptoe troops took their final stand. The site of the monument became a state park in 1950. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 2014, the park received the designation of "state park heritage site."

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