History Comes Alive: Part 4:The Trancontinental Railroad : Massacre at Plum Creek

Friday, August 5, 2011

Part 4:The Trancontinental Railroad : Massacre at Plum Creek

Massacre at Plum Creek On August 27 th, 1867, the Cheyenne Indians derailed a locomotive near Plum Creek, Nebraska, causing the death of twelve railroad workers and a prairie fire. Seven men were missing and the rest were rescued by a supply train. The only survivor staggered into a water depot days... Sign in to see full entry.

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