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Victoria in Ellis County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid

on August 1, 1867

 
 
Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
1. Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker
Inscription.

R. S. Ashley, Foreman (Wisconsin)
Thomas Carney (Iowa) Charles Watson (Canada)
John Harrington (Kansas City)
Pat Rafferty (Kansas City) Hugh McDonaugh (Denver)
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This Stone Marks The Burial Place
of
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
October 1867

 
Erected by Union Pacific Railroad Company.
 
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.
 
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); Capuchin - Franciscan Friars (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cathedral of the Plains (approx.
Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
2. Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker
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); War Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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.)
 
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Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
3. Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Monument
Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
4. Union Pacific Employees Killed In Cheyenne Indian Raid Marker
Original 1869 Grave Marker for Deceased Union Pacific Employees image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
5. Original 1869 Grave Marker for Deceased Union Pacific Employees
Encased on a pedestal
Illegible Grave Marker in Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
6. Illegible Grave Marker in Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery
Grave Marker in Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 13, 2016
7. Grave Marker in Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 9, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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