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Non-Omaha Nebraska: On Our Way to Election Night

written by Christine Auten May 10, 2017

There is a trail that runs the entire length of the state of Nebraska near the Northern border – the Cowboy Trail.



You can walk it, bike it, skip it, but you can’t drive it – Chadron, Valentine, Omaha. There is a trail that runs the entire length of the state of Nebraska near the Northern border – the Cowboy Trail. We discovered the trail by accident at a stop in Valentine, Nebraska, on our way to Omaha. We wanted to be in a more populated area for the Presidential election – November 2016.

Once we had exhausted the excitement of the meat department at the Safeway next to our campground (BTW, some of the bet meats you can imagine), we ventured out for an adventure-walk. Running right behind our campground there was a very well manicured, paved walking path that ran as far as we could see in either direction. If you have ever been to Valentine, NE, you will understand our curiosity at where the apparent funds for such a walking path might have come from. A little Google search turned up a history of the Cowboy Trail. Pretty cool!

These photos do not show that trail. Just thought it was an interesting fact.



Not a nice park, but a good day trip back to Fort Robinson.



Before we got to Valentine, we stopped for a few days (on our path to Omaha) we stopped in Chadron. Not a nice park, but a good day trip back to Fort Robinson.

From the Fort Robinson website:

“This historic outpost served from the days of the Indian Wars until after World War II. This was the site of the 1879 Cheyenne Outbreak and the death of famed Sioux Chief Crazy Horse. Over the years, the fort served the Red Cloud Indian Agency, as a cavalry remount station, K-9 dog training center, POW camp and beef research station.”

The outpost was really cool. But the surrounding areas that boasted the Red Cloud Indian Agency and the POW camp were more visually (and historically) interesting to us.


 

 

 

 


Text/Images ©Andrew Auten, ©Christine Auten,  ©Story and Picture, ©Worst and First – All Rights Reserved


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