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Site of Roubedeaux blacksmith shop and trading post on original Oregon Trail.
Father DeSmet rested here in 1840 and again in 1851 when he baptized Roubedeaux's half-breed children.
Stansbury, government explorer visited here in 1849 and 1852.
Robidoux Pass was named for Joseph Robidoux III of St. Joseph, Missouri, who established a trading post and blacksmith shop here in 1849, just in time to witness the beginning of the great California gold rush.
This pass is an integral part of …
In 1849 Joseph Rogidoux III of St. Joseph, Missouri, licensed in the Indian trade, ordered removal of his outfit from the vicinity of Fort Laramie to this strategic pass over Scotts Bluff, where there was ample wood and water. Evidence from severa…
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State of Nebraska
N. 57º 40'
W. 2086 ft
This building of handmade bricks was constructed in 1856 to serve as the Fontenelle Bank. During the financial Panic of 1857 the Fontenelle Bank failed as did most of the other poorly backed wildcat banks in the Nebraska Territory.
In 1861 by a…
In Memory of U.S.S. Wahoo SS 238 and her gallant crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by enemy action October 11, 1943.
Crew of the U.S.S. Wahoo still on patrol.
This vehicle, not a true tank, is built by FMC Corporation. Named after General Omar Bradley, it first appeared in 1978. It is powered by a Cummins 500 hp, V-8, Diesel engine with a supercharger. The transmission is built by General Electric. The …
This tank weighs 53 tons with crew and equipment. The armament is one 105 mm main gun, a 7.62, co-axial machine gun and a .50 caliber m85 machine gun on the commanders cupola. The hull and turret are homogeneous steel castings.
The tank is equip…
The idea for the 20th Century Veterans' Memorial was conceived by Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Don C. Craig US Army (Infantry) World War II and Robert R. Hinde, Jr. Sergeant US Marine Corp World War II.
The Architectural talents of Robert R. Hinde, …
The Purple Heart medal was originated by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 for distinguished valor and is now awarded only to members of the armed forces of the United States who have been wounded in combat against an armed enemy.