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Name Fort Robinson (Neb.) -- History

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Image of RG0862.AM - RG0862 Carley, Furman B., 1859-1940

RG0862.AM - RG0862 Carley, Furman B., 1859-1940

This collection consists of F.B. Carley's reminiscence, January 22, 1930. He describes the appointment of the first justice of the peace at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in the 1880s and the demise of cattle ranching in northwest Nebraska. Carley writes also of cowboy life in Sioux and Dawes Counties, Nebraska, and the demise of cattle ranching in northwest Nebraska.

Image of RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

RG1004.AM - RG1004 Forts (Neb.)

The collection contains brief historical notes about the following Nebraska forts: Fort McPherson, Fort Kearny, Fort Sidney, Fort Niobrara, Fort Atkinson, Fort Omaha, Camp Sheridan, Fort Robinson, and Fort Hartsuff. The notes indicate when the forts were established and why they were established. They describe what military life was like at the forts, as well as what happened to the forts after they were no longer in use. Also included in the collection is an essay entitled, "The Role of the Military in Nebraska Frontier Society," by Karen Barry.