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Milk Creek Battlefield

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The Battle of Milk Creek began on September 29, 1879, when US Army Major Thomas Thornburgh illegally advanced his cavalry onto the Ute Reservation in northwest Colorado. Thornburgh was ordered to the White River Ute Agency to protect Indian Agent Nathan Meeker.

Location: 
Milk Creek
Place: 
Rio Blanco County
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Date: 
c. 1927-40

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