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RG1284.AM:  Thomas O’Donnell, 1844-1935



Reminiscences:  1867-1868

North Platte, Lincoln County, Nebraska:  Railroad laborer

Size:  One item



BACKGROUND NOTE



Thomas O’Donnell lived in North Platte, Nebraska, and did construction work for the Union Pacific Railroad.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection contains a reminiscence, written by Thomas O’Donnell, about life in North Platte, Nebraska, 1867, and includes such incidents as public lynchings and whippings and blizzards. O’Donnell also lists the names of men in his Union Pacific railroad construction work group in Sidney, Nebraska, 1868, and describes the relationship between white men and Pawnee Indians, as well as battles with the Sioux Indians.



INVENTORY



Reminiscences



 



Subject headings:



Blizzards — Nebraska

Cheyenne County (Nebraska) — History

Indians of North America — Government relations

Indians of North America — Wars

Lincoln County Nebraska) — History

Lynching — Nebraska — North Platte

North Platte (Nebraska) — Description

O’Donnell, Thomas, 1844-1935

Pawnee Indians

Railroad construction and maintenance

Railroad companies — Nebraska — Omaha

Railroad employees

Railroads — History

Railroads — Trains

Sidney (Nebraska) — Description

Siouan Indians

Union Pacific Railroad Company (Omaha, Nebraska)



 



Revised TMM        07-29-2009