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Jul 13, 2015 - Headin' back to Husker Country & another great museum

We left Hill City as planned on Thursday morning traveling 120 miles down Route 385, through Hot Springs, to Chadron, NE and west on Route 20 to Fort Robinson. These roads are all very good. This area is known as the Pine Ridge Country (self-explanatory). We checked in at the office then parked on our site in the Red Cloud Campground (full hookups) and drove east in the Jeep to Chadron. We had seen the Museum of the Fur Trades as we had passed, heading to the Black Hills weeks ago. The parking lot is too small for a large RV so we decided...

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Aug 8, 2014 - Nebraska - Fort Robinson

We decided to pop up into Nebraska, just to check a state off of our bucket list. It was a two hour drive on long ribbons of roller-coaster roads over waving green grass moguls, through solitary pines on grassy knolls, and seeing cattle gathered around windmill-pumped wells amid tablelends topped by scrub pines. We dropped down out of Wyoming into the Red Cloud Buttes, and Fort Robinson State Park, which was the site of one of the last Indian battles in this area. The campground was level, private, and tree-lined. We camped by a...

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Jun 7, 2012 - Traveling through Nebraska

#57 6/7/2012 This is the year of the car. We left North Platte without incident. Today's roads are off the beaten path the whole way, kind of nice for a change. We headed for Carhenge first. A very interesting stop indeed. Originally built by a family as a tribute to their father (all of the grey cars). He was very instrumental in some of the fact finding in the original Stonehenge in England.The rest of the artifacts around the outside were added later by other artists. We were going to stay in Alliance tonight, but we gained an hour...

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Aug 18, 2008 - This Doesn't Look Like What I thought it Would

This morning we drove north from Scottsbluff to Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. This was a great disappointment. Vandals had stolen much of the Indian collection (our main reason for coming) and while it had been recovered it still was not available for display. The most interesting thing was being able to handle and closely examine modern made, but in the ancient traditional ways, items like a buffalo stomach used for cooking, buffalo bladders used for liquid storage and a shield make of buffalo hide. We quickly decided that more...

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Jul 14, 2008 - Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson is one of the great historic places of the American West. The post began in 1874 as a temporary cantonment during the turmoil of the frontier Indian Wars. Through the years Fort Robinson was continually expanded and became one of the largest military installations on the northern Plains. The post survived the frontier period and was used by the U.S. Army after World War II. Camp Robinson was one of several army posts established to protect Indian agencies. For the first four years, the post provided security for nearby Red...

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