Thomas O’Donnell, 1844-1935 [RG1284.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

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 (Neb.) — History
Indians of North America — Government relations
Indians of North America — Wars
Lincoln County (Neb.) — History
Lynching — Nebraska — North Platte
North Platte (Neb.) — Description
O’Donnell, Thomas, 1844-1935
Pawnee Indians
Railroad construction and maintenance
Railroad companies — Nebraska — Omaha
Railroad employees
Railroads — History
Railroads — Trains
Sidney (Neb.) — Description
Siouan Indians
Union Pacific Railroad Company (Omaha, Neb.)


Revised TMM        07-29-2009

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