|Memorial for Enoch Brown and his pupils|
Passing the pavilion and playground area, I found a place to park near the large memorial. Despite having read about the massacre, actually seeing the location first-hand sent goosebumps up my arms as I read the words carved into the large memorial that was erected at the spot where the old schoolhouse once stood. As I stood before the memorial, the stillness of the countryside seemed to grow even quieter – all of nature seemed to grow silent as I paid my respects to those who died here so long ago.
|One side of the memorial|
For Enoch Brown and his pupils
|The mass grave holding the remains of|
Enoch Brown and ten of his pupils
The taking of Enoch's life did nothing to appease the raiders. They attacked the children next. One by one the children fell and were scalped.
|Marker at the grave site|
A deeper sadness permeated the air as I realized that, almost a hundred years after the horrible event, it had been mostly forgotten about by locals.
|Memorial at Archie's Spring|