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Battle of Beecher Island

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The Battle of Beecher Island, also known as the Battle of Arikaree Fork, was an armed conflict between elements of the United States Army and several of the Plains Native American tribes in September 1868. Beecher Island, on the Arikaree River, then known as part of the North Fork of the Republican River, near present-day Wray, Colorado, was named afterwards for Lieutenant Fredrick H. Beecher, an army officer killed during the battle. "

Wray Rattler, May 19, 1905 Colorado Historic Newspapers


"The proposed Beecher Island monument has at last become a reality and on Sept. 17 the dedication of the § 5, 000 memorial erected for the heroes of the Battle of Beecher island will take place. The money for the monument was donated by the States of Colorado and Kansas— $ 2, 500 each—and the contract has been let to the Denver Marble and Granite company. The monument was designed by S. R. Pool. It will measure eleven feet square at the base and rise to a height of eighteen feet, weighing forty tons. Colorado and East."

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