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Erected in 1866-67 for protection against hostile Indians. Was 30 rods square with walls 16 feet high built of logs that formed the back walls of the houses, with gates in the east and west walls. There were about 47 families who lived in this fort from the time of its erection until it was abandoned about 1870. The town of Kamas (Rhoades Valley) was surveyed and divided into lots 1869-70.