The Philo Holcombe Collection


Philo Holcombe was the telegraph operator at Julesburg Station in 1865. He was present during the January 7th, 1865 attack on Julesburg Station, which was a part of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Sioux response to the Sand Creek Massacre. On February 2nd, 1865 tribes returned to burn the Julesburg Station which contributed to the relocation of the town site.


  • Philo Holcombe and Family

Collection Items

Collection Label (JH520.0)
The original label to the Philo Holcombe Collection. Text reads: "Pieces from Julesburg Colo."

Metal Artifact (JH520.1)
An metal artifact collected by Philo Holcombe or family member from the Julesburg Station (Julesburg No.1) site.

Bullet Casing (JH520.2)
A bullet casing collected by Philo Holcombe or members of the Holcombe family from the Julesburg Station (Julesburg No.1.) site
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