Plum Creek Railroad Attack Historical

Plum Creek Railroad Attack Historical (HM1X7E)

Location: Lexington, NE 68850 Dawson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.441', W 99° 48.487'

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Here, on August 7, 1867, a band of Southern Cheyennes, led by Chief Turkey Leg, wrecked a west-bound Union Pacific freight train and handcar which preceded it.
The engineer and fireman were killed and the boxcars looted and burned.
One of the handcar crew was killed, another wounded, and one scalped alive.
At dawn the Indians rode away with bolts of bright colored calico tied to their ponies' tails.
HM NumberHM1X7E
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1940
Placed ByBonneville Charter, Daughters of the American Revolution
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 431821 N 4515835
Decimal Degrees40.79068333, -99.80811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.441', W 99° 48.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 26.46" N, 99° 48' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-30, Lexington NE 68850, US
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