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Victoria, Kansas: Massacred Railroad Workers Cemetery

Memorial to six railroad workers killed by Cheyenne Indians in 1867.

Union Pacific Railroad Cemetery

Old Hwy 40, Victoria, KS
Just south of Victoria, ten miles east of Hays. On the south side of Old Hwy 40 at its intersection with Cathedral Ave.
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Old tombstone.

Massacred Railroad Workers Cemetery

Neat little cemetery that is well preserved.

[Joe Hirsch, 05/11/2018]
Massacred Railroad Workers Cemetery

The cemetery contains a large memorial stone for the Railroad Workers and also five stones for the Seth children, who died here of Typhoid Fever while traveling up the Mississippi River in 1873.

[Dwight, 11/04/2017]
Massacred Railroad Workers Cemetery

An unusual site that I like to promote is the Victoria Railroad Cemetery. The site is where six Kansas Pacific railroad workers who were killed in an Indian raid are buried. There are six stones for each worker, and a larger marker with a plaque denoting the site. It's the only such burial site in Kansas, and I don't know of any similar sites anywhere else.

[Robert Collins, 11/15/2000]

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