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Letter from Fort Harker, Kansas

Call Number: RH MS P826
Overview This 8-page letter from J. M. Forshee, a Northern Pacific Railroad operator at Fort Harker, Kansas is written to a friend on August 11 [circa 1867] approximately two weeks after Forshee's arrival at the fort. Forshee describes his previous grueling work schedule while at Junction City, the state of the cholera threat at the fort, the extent of the railroad track and its use as far west as Ellsworth, the Indian threat, and the anticipated arrival of Indian Commissioners on October 1 to seek...
Dates: August 11, approximately 1867

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