Stylized Sunflower

Indian Massacre Memorial

Stylized Sunflower
  Marker obelisk in Lincoln.  Photo by Bob Walter.
[south side]
 
Erected by free gifts.
 
In memory of those massacred or captured by Indians in what is now
Lincoln Co.
 
Dedicated May 30, A. D. 1909.
 
Remember the days of old
 
[east side]
 
Massacred Aug. 6, A. D. 1864.
on Beaver Creek.
 
J. L. Moffitt
T. Moffitt
J. W. Houston
J Tyler.
 
Laid by order of the M:. W:. Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M. of Kansas.
May 6, A. D. 1909, A. L. 5909. [Masonic seal]
 
[north side]
 
Captured May 30, A. D. 1869.

Mrs. Alderdice
Mrs. Weichell
 
Mrs. Alderdice killed by a Sioux chief during battle with U. S. Cav.
July 11, 1869 on South Fork of Platte River, Colo. Ter. Mrs. Weichell
wounded and rescued.
 
[west side]
 
Massacred May 30, A. D. 1869 between Trail and Beaver Creeks.
 
E. Lauritzen
Mrs. Stine Lauritzen
O. Petersen
F. Meigherhoff
D. Weichell
F. Alderdice 2, yrs
A. Alderdice 3, mos.
J. Daily 7, yrs.
J. H. Strange 14, yrs.
A. Schmutz 14, yrs.

Marker text and picture sent by Robert Walter, Pittsburg, KS

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