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Deer Creek Expedition 2018
Expedition along Deer Creek east of Vina on the Oroville-Shasta Road (Hwy 99) in pursuit of Mill Creeks.
Date(s): 6/9/18-6/10/18. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 43 of 43 Total. 2114 Visits.
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Letter from Cpt. Starr re the Deer Creek Expedition
"...The Indians that committed the depredations are what is called the Mill Creek Tribe. They are supposed to be on Deer Creek now where I propose going in a few days..."

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Indian Spirit Watching Us

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Deer Creek Ridge
Cpt. A. W. Starr (rt) and 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin (lft)

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Deer Creek Ridge
Pvt. Patrick Shannon

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Deer Creek Ridge
Looking North

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Deer Creek Ridge
Looking Southeast

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Deer Creek Ridge
Cpt. A.W. Starr & 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin. Deer Creek canyon and Deer Creek beyond.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Following a game trail into the canyon.

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Deer Creek
Watering Call in Deer Creek

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Deer Creek

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Deer Creek
We'll never find the Mill Creeks in the canyon.

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Deer Creek
Looking across Deer Creek to the opposing ridge.

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Deer Creek
Watering Call

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Deer Creek
Watering Call

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Deer Creek
Watering Call. Pvt. Oliver H. Cambridge in foreground.

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Deer Creek
Pvt. O.H. Cambridge

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Deer Creek
The imposing canyon walls.

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Deer Creek
Capt. A.W Starr resting.

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Deer Creek
Ground too hard and rocky for tents.

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Deer Creek
Looking downstream.

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Deer Creek
Camp of Cavalry

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Deer Creek

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Deer Creek
Looking upstream.

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Deer Creek

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Deer Creek
Pvt. O.H. Cambridge scales the other side after crossing the creek.

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Deer Creek
Pvt. Oliver Cambridge explores the other side of the creek.

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Deer Creek

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Deer Creek
1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin fires at movement on the other side.

Click on ORIGINAL size of the image below to see Pvt. Cambridge hiding behind a rock holding his hat up as a target.

(not really...he fired a cap to make Pvt. Cambridge THINK we were shooting in his direction....cavalry humor)


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Deer Creek
Feeding on the picket line.

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Deer Creek
Feeding time

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Deer Creek
In camp.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Lava formations on the ridge.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Pvt. Patrick Shannon and "Bandit".

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Deer Creek Ridge
Ascending to the ridge.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Through the scrub brush.

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Deer Creek Canyon
Looking west across Deer Creek.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Looking west.

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Deer Creek Ridge
A memorial on top of the ridge.

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Deer Creek Ridge
Pvt. O.H. Cambridge on "Domingo".

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Deer Creek Ridge
Checking the progress of the march.

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Deer Creek Ridge
God bless our mule!

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Deer Creek Ridge
Looking southwest toward the coastal range and Tehama.

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