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#2: A "Most Horrible Indian Massacre" in Almo, Idaho...

Almo, Idaho, boasts the most deceitful historical marker in the United States, commemorating a "most horrible Indian massacre, 1861." It is also perhaps the most beautiful, carved as you can see into the shape of the state of Idaho. Only trouble is, the massacre never happened. Thus this marker teaches us that every historic site is a tale of two eras -- what it is about and when it went up. And this marker tells us something about 1938, when it went up, but nothing whatever about 1861, when nothing happened in Almo, so far as we can tell.

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