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The Arrival Of The Railroad

Kansas State Historical Marker
Russell County
      When railroads first built across Kansas in the 1860s, Plains Indians inhabited much of the central and western part of the state. They did not welcome the incursion, sensing a danger to the buffalo herds that provided them with food, shelter, and clothing. In an attempt to defend their lands, Cheyennes, Arapahos, and other tribes frequently attacked railroad workers and tore up tracks.

    US-40 Business, Russell County
    Roadside turnout, east edge of Russell