Victoria in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid
on August 1, 1867
Thomas Carney (Iowa) • Charles Watson (Canada)
John Harrington (Kansas City)
Pat Rafferty (Kansas City) • Hugh McDonaugh (Denver)
This Stone Marks The Burial Place
Six Track Laborers
who were in the employ of the
Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division and,
while on duty, about one mile west of here
were massacred by a band of Cheyenne Indians
Erected by Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Railroads & Streetcars • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1867.
Location. 38° 50.809′ N, 99° 9.023′ W. Marker is in Victoria, Kansas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street (Old U.S. 40) and Cathedral Avenue, on the left when traveling west on 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery, Victoria KS 67671, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least In Memory of the SETH Siblings (here, next to this marker); Victoria (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capuchin - Franciscan Friars (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cathedral of the Plains (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pioneer Family (approx. 0.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Merci Train Boxcar (approx. 8.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
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Also see . . . "Ellis County," in Cutler's History of the State of Kansas (1883). (Submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.