Quite a Time Before Riggins
—Salmon River Heritage Waking Tour —If trees could talk, the big locust standing guard near the corner of Salmon Street might tell us all the details of the famous Gouge-Eye fight. It seems that Homer Levander and Big Markham got into a fight over comely Daisy Trumbull. According to the old-timer legend, the vicious fight started in a nearby dance hall and ended up in the yard under the tree. Big Markham's eye was nearly gouged out and the town became known as Gouge-Eye or Gouge-Eye Flat for several years.
|Placed By||City of Riggins|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 at 10:03am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 553514 N 5029858|
|Decimal Degrees||45.42020000, -116.31600000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 25.212', W 116° 18.96'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 25' 12.72" N, 116° 18' 57.6" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 318 US-95, Riggins ID 83549, US|
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