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Collection Number RG0991.AM
Collection Name RG0991 Farrell, Dennis, -1903
Identifier Reminiscence
Size and Materials 1 item
Title Dennis Farrell reminiscence
Date or Date Span August 27, 1903
Date 08/27/1903
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].
Subjects Indians of North America
Wagon trains
Ranchers
Frontier & pioneer life
People Farrell, Dennis, -1903
Thompson, William
Search Terms Plum Creek Massacre
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska
Frontier and pioneer life -- Colorado