Kidder Massacre Site

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Sherman County Rd 28 and Rd 77, Goodland, KS 67735
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Two years after the Civil War ended, war came to Sherman County. Some time around July 2, 1867, 25-year-old Lt. Lyman S. Kidder and his 10-man patrol, along with a Sioux Indian scout, Red Bead, were massacred in northeastern Sherman County. Their deaths were the first recorded event in Sherman County.

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