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.
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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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 445 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.