15 June 2015

On This Day: Mounted police killed

A mounted policeman named Grayburn was murdered, reported the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer On This Day in 1880. Grayburn was murdered by Indians. He was stationed at Fort Walsh, which is near Fort Benton. The article states that the authorities at Fort Benton refused to arrest the Indians unless a reward of $2,000 was provided.

Fort Benton was located in Montana. Fort Walsh was located in Canada. 

A personal note: I thought it interesting that the paper listed this article under “British America” when the incident clearly occurred in Canada. 


Lancaster daily intelligencer. (Lancaster, Pa.), 15 June 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  


On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.