Reynolds Creek Idaho

March 23, 2008

Saturday was the first field trip of the year for the Owyhee Gem and Mineral Society. The group headed to Reynolds Creek to collect petrified wood. The wood from this location takes some work to find, not much is found on the surface. After a lot of digging I did manage to find some small pieces. The first few pictures below show how well this material polishes.

Reynolds creek is a very special place to me. Before my grandfather passed away he told me that our family had ties to the area and that our ancestors were some of the earliest settlers of the area. He told me that the name I should look up was Scott. After doing some research I found that our family


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Bill Gardner November 24, 2008 at 12:54 am

I found this article while googling George Dennison Gardner ( who I believe was my great great great grandfather) I’ve been searching for a copy of the book mentioned in the article,

Jerry Branson September 13, 2014 at 10:26 am

If you have not done so, check with the Owyhee County Museum in Murphy, Idaho. You can get their web page. I am a historian but have not done to much on that part of Idaho. I am currently working on a project on Reynolds Creek. Feel free to contact me for further help. Also, my sister, Jo Crandall, is an excellent genealogist.

Jerry Branson

Pearl Wood February 11, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Jerry, I was traveling some years ago on the road that runs past the cemetery and school house. I was intrigued by the graves of the 4 small children and their mother. Appears that they died of some kind of contagious illness. I would love any information that you may have on this tragic story. Thank you. Sincerely Pearl

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