Jacob's Creek Grave

 

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JACOB'S CREEK GRAVE

SPRING CREEK RAID DEATHS

Washakie County, Wyoming

Sec 14   T 46N  R 87W

This is the now-famous area of the Spring Creek Raid, a chilling example of the confrontations between the cattlemen and the sheepmen in northern Wyoming.  It was considered to be the last of such conflicts.  This incident resulted in the deaths of three men, the "three Joe's," on April 2, 1909.  Their funeral was held Tuesday, April 6, 1909 at the Allemand ranch on Spring Creek.  The three men were buried together close to Spring Creek behind the Allemand home.  The graves are on private ground.  There is a monument and highway marker south of Ten Sleep on highway 434, on the east side of the road.

Joe Allemand

From St. Bonnett, France  Husband of Adeline Smith

Joseph (Joe) Emge

From a German family, came to the area in 1886 from Evansville, Indiana.

Joe Lazier

French, Joe Allemand's nephew.

You can read the history of this event in A Vast Amount Of Trouble A History of the Spring Creek Raid, by John W. Davis.