Plum Creek Massacre Cemetery
View from the southeast corner.
The Plum Creek Massacre Occurred 1 1/2 Miles East of Here August 8th, 1864 The massacre was part of a concerted attack by the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians that ranged from Julesburg, Colorado to the valley of the Little Blue River in Nebraska. Ranches, stage stations homesteaders' cabins and wagon trains were attacked and burned. Men, women and children were killed outright or captured. Some captives were tortured and killed, some were ransomed. Among those ransomed were 19-year-old Mrs. Thomas F. (Nancy Jane) Morton and 12-year old Danny Marble, both captured here, near the Plum Creek.
View from the East
OREGON TRAIL TO THE FRONTIER MEN AND WOMEN WHO LOST THEIR LIVES BY HOSTILE INDIANS IN THE PLUM CREEK MASSACRE AUG. 7, 1864 ERECTED IN REMEMBRANCE BY PHELPS CO NOV. 9, 1930
SEREPTA Wife of Wm. FLY
Died June 16, ????
AGED 24 y'rs 6 mo's 10 d's.
In memory of an unknown child who, from the information available,
became seriously ill and died while traveling with a wagon train
in 1885 or 1886. Was buried on the Rev. Pierce farm west of Holdrege.
The grave was exposed by erosion in Aug. 1963 and was moved here.