The Pineview gauge was painted with the blood of the local tribe, the Mishawaka, after the Pineview Massacre, in 1851. The Mishawaka was a small sect of the Ooah, and they valiantly defended the canyon for years, making raids on trapping and hunting parties. Finally troops were sent in to evict the Mishawaka, but they would not give in, and they fought to the death. The final battle was at the top of Pineview Falls, and the bodies were piled six feet deep. The gauge was painted for perspective when photos were taken soon after. The photos were kept in the CSU Library basement, and were lost in the flood of 1997.
Such were the ways of the Wild, Wild West