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Over 150 years ago, the area now known as Chadron was vast, open grassland. Nearby water sources, Chartran Creek and Bordeaux Creek, were named for the French fur traders whose main customers were nomadic tribes the French called the Sioux. When gold was discovered in the Black Hills, the area quickly changed. The military outposts Fort Robinson and Camp Sheridan were established to control Indian Agencies for Red Cloud's and Spotted Tail's bands. Cattle replaced buffalo on the rich grasslands. The railroad pushed its way west, and the rest, as they say, is history.
ISBN: 9780738532806
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Nebraska
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Through a collection of historic images, this book traces the history of Chadron and its people as they made a place for themselves and built their businesses, churches, schools, and families. Chadron State College Writing Instructor Deb Carpenter and Interim Director of the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Ken Korte worked with Chadron State College students to present these glimpses of the people of Chadron and the land they call home.
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