The Chadron-Chicago Cowboy Race

The Chadron-Chicago Cowboy Race (HMYVS)

Location: Chadron, NE 69337 Dawes County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 49.862', W 102° 59.964'

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America's longest horse race began here June 13, 1893. The 1,000 mile race ended June 27 in Chicago at Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. The race apparently was the idea of Chadron jokester John G. Maher. Seven of nine riders finished, some traveling up to ninety miles a day. Nebraska badman "Doc" Middleton was an entrant. John Berry won, riding Sandy and Poison, but was disqualified for having prior knowledge of the route. Chadron officials declared Joe Gillespie the winner.Nebraska State Historical Society
Series This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series
Marker Number331
Placed ByNebraska State Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 663514 N 4743992
Decimal Degrees42.83103333, -102.99940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 49.862', W 102° 59.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 49' 51.72" N, 102° 59' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)308
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 150-198 E 2nd St, Chadron NE 69337, US
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