Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family, August 31, 1867

In this letter from August 31, 1867, Samuel Reed writes to his wife and family describing his success in getting bridge timber and noting the extreme heat in Julesburg, which reached 120 degrees in the sun.

We arrived here this P. M. I succeeded in getting all my timber and if it is shipped promptly, I shall have no trouble in building bridges fast enough to keep out of the way of the track. Thermometer in my office 98 degrees, outside in the sun 120.

About this Document

  • Source: Letter from Samuel B. Reed to Wife and Family
  • Citation: Nebraska State Historical Society, Samuel Reed Papers (Union Pacific Railroad Collection), MS 3761, Unit 1, Subgroup 14, Series 1, Box 2, Letters to Wife and Family
  • Date: August 31, 1867