On the Kansas Pacific:
Buffalo Soldiers Guarding the Water Tank at Park's Fort in 1869
by Michael Boss
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Giclée Print
Giclée print on Hahnemühle German Etching Paper 310 GSM|
Image size: 9" x 12"
Edition Size: 100
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In 1867, Buffalo Soldiers from the 38th Infantry
stationed at Fort Hays, Kansas, began assigned duty to protect the water tanks for the westward bound Union Pacific
Railway, Eastern Division. Tasks included guard duty for bridges, water tanks, work train and construction crews.
Assignments started at Fossil Creek, now Russell, to the western end town of Sheridan. The guard duty ended in 1869
when federal money was granted to finish the line from Sheridan into Denver. The Union Pacfic Railway, Eastern
Division, became the Kansas Pacific Railway. Park's Fort was one mile west of present day WaKeeney, Kansas.