|Collection||RG0991 Farrell, Dennis, -1903|
|Extent of Description||1 item|
|Title||Dennis Farrell reminiscence|
|Dates of Creation||August 27, 1903|
|Scope & Content||
The collection consists of a letter dated August 27, 1903, written by Dennis Farrell from New York City to J. Amos Barrett at the Nebraska State Historical Society in Lincoln, Nebraska. In the letter Farrell recounts traveling on a train from Julesburg, Colorado, to Omaha, Nebraska, and seeing William Thompson, a railroad worker who had been scalped during the Plum Creek Massacre in August of 1867. Farrell also describes a time with a wagon train when they encountered hostile Indians. The letter gives brief impressions of Julesburg, Colorado, and Farrell’s life as a rancher.
A typed transcript of the letter is also included.
|Creator||Farrell, Dennis, -1903|
|Finding Aids||Dennis Farrell finding aid.|
|Related units of description||See the NSHS photo collections for images of William Thompson [RG2411.PH0-005587 and items a-c].|
Indians of North America
Frontier & pioneer life
Farrell, Dennis, -1903
Plum Creek Massacre
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado