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Arickaree history collection

Arickaree history collection
Date: [Not given]
This collection contains originals and copies of correspondences, articles, notes and related materials regarding the Battle of Beechers Island, also known as the Battle of Arickaree Fork, on September 19, 1868.

Fred Coulson, Cheyenne County, Kansas

Fred Coulson, Cheyenne County, Kansas
Date: November 02, 1920
This sepia colored photograph shows Fred Coulson sitting on the corner stone marking the northwest corner of Kansas. The stone is located in the breaks along the Arikaree River in Cheyenne County, Kansas. The back of the photo contains a detailed explanation about the stone.

Henry repeating rifle

Henry repeating rifle
Date: 1864
Henry repeating rifle by the New Haven Arms Company. Multiple historic repairs. Used by L.A. McLoughlin, one of George A. Forsythe's men, at the Battle of Beecher Island. His initials are scratched into the right side of the stock. The serial number 6913 indicates the gun was manufactured in 1864. The Henry was the forerunner of the famous Winchester repeating rifle.


Date: between 1860 and 1875
Non-regulation Civil War era officer's saber and scabbard. The base of the blade is marked "Solingen" on one side and F.A.H." [Friedrich Herder Abraham Sohn] on the other. Half-basket guard and fishskin grip. Belonged to George A. Forsythe, commander at the Battle of Beecher Island.

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