Near St. Francis in Cheyenne County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Cherry Creek Encampment, 1864-65
In the valley below, on 25 April 1887, Sam Ferguson and neighboring homesteaders shot and butchered the last known bull buffalo of this area.
Erected by Todie Zweygardt.
Location. 39° 47.209′ N, 101° 50.342′ W. Marker is near St. Francis, Kansas, in Cheyenne County. Marker is on State Highway 27 near U.S. 36, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Francis KS 67756, United States of America.
Also see . . .
1. Sand Creek massacre - Wikipedia. The Sand Creek Massacre (also known as the Chivington Massacre, the Battle of Sand Creek or the Massacre of Cheyenne Indians) was an atrocity in the American Indian Wars that occurred on November 29, 1864, when a 700-man force of Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a peaceful village of Cheyenne and Arapaho inhabited in southeastern Colorado Territory, killing and mutilating an estimated (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. Julesburg, Colorado - Wikipedia. Julesburg was a large and prominent stagecoach station and the site of Fort Rankin (later Fort Sedgwick). In revenge for the Sand Creek Massacre, one thousand Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Lakota warriors attacked Julesburg on January 7, 1865. In the battle the Indians defeated about 60 soldiers of the U.S. army and 50 armed civilians. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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