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Ed Clay News Articles

Submitted by: Peggy Shuping

NOTE: Ed Clay is probably buried in New Meadows Cemetery.

Rider Feared Lost in Snake

(Handwritten note: March 26, 1956)

Council, Idaho.  Sheriff's officers were searching Wednesday for a 38-year-old ranch hand whose horse collapsed under him as he was fording the Wild Horse River, a tributary of the turbulent Snake.  The rider, Ed Clay of New Meadows, was feared drowned.  Companions caught a glimpse of the rider and horse as they were swept into the snake.  Clay and other employes of the Circle C Ranch had been fording cattle across the river about half a mile downstream from the Idaho Power Co. Brownlee Dam construction site.

Body Recovered

(Handwritten note: April 18, 1956)

Whitehorse, Idaho.  Adams County sheriff's said Tuesday the body of 38-year-old Ed Clay of New Meadows, who drowned March 26, has been recovered from the Snake River near the site of the Brownlee Dam.  Sheriff Frank Yantis said the body was discovered on the Oregon side of the river by the victim's brother, Larry Clay, also of New Meadows.

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Source: Family Scrapbook

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