"Chinese Riot," by David G. Thomas as told to his daughter Mrs. J.H. Goodnough, 1931
An eyewitness account of the Rock Springs Massacre. Thomas (1857-1935) was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Missouri at an early age. He came to Rock Springs in 1875 and worked for the Union Pacific Coal Company. At the time of the 1885 riot, Thomas was a mine boss at No. 5. Thomas went on to hold public offices in the Wyoming counties of Uinta and Sweetwater and served a number of years as Wyoming's State Coal Mine Inspector.