The Sandy Knoll Album

John Creed Conn was reentered, with a full Masonic service, at Roseburg Memorial Gardens in 1908. His grave is next to that of his parents, Henry and Mary J. Conn. The cemetery was created on part of the farm where Creed Conn was raised. The author visited his grave again in March of 2011.

Tidings of great joy! The Sandy Knoll Murder, Legacy of the Sheepshooters, is now available at Powell’s Books in Portland!


The Book Parlor in Burns really rolled out the red carpet for me! Thanks Maranda!


Ray Jackson’s grave at the Burns, OR cemetery.


The Sheepshooter Tree on Wolf Creek in Crook County was one of two trees designated as nighttime meeting places for the outlaws.


Some victims of the Sheepshooters, probably the property of Morrow & Keenan.

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Benjamin Lake, in north Lake County, was the scene of the largest sheep kill in Oregon on April 28, 1904. Approximately 2,000 sheep died here.

This photo of John Creed Conn was taken in San Francisco shortly before he disappeared.


The author believes this was the Conn freight team because of the description of the animals in the Conn probate file, and because numerous bells on the hames was the symbol of a truly superior team.


Reid Rock is located about 16 miles east of Fort Rock in Lake County, and was the site of the first major sheep kill in Oregon. Nine hundred sheep belonging to Benham and McKune died here on February 2, 1904.

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