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Jul 23, 2018 - Crawford NE – Fort Robinson State Park

Spent a few days at Fort Robinson to see what we could learn about the history of the northwestern Nebraska. I had been here as a child and remember staying in one of the cabins, but not much else. Our first day here, we took a tour in a horse-drawn wagon. The guide filled us in on all the history of the fort and the army’s interactions with the Indians. Crazy Horse of Little Big Horn fame was killed here and Chief Dull Knife led a minor rebellion of Cheyenne Indians at the fort when he was imprisoned here. It was also at various times a...

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Retired at Last!

Aug 23, 2017 - Fort Robinson

Fort Robinson is a former U.S. Army fort and a major feature of Fort Robinson State Park, a 22,000-acre public recreation and historic preservation area located 2 miles west of Crawford in northwest Nebraska. The fort was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1960 and is part of the Fort Robinson and Red Cloud Agency historic district, which includes Fort Robinson and the site of the second Red Cloud Agency (about 1.5 mi to the east). The fort is managed by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, with some individual buildings operated...

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2017 RV Adventure

Jun 9, 2013 - Early Morning

We decided to arise early today and go back to Smiley Cannon. I wonder what time it gets light? It was 5 AM this morning and the sky was already bright. Our two trips to Smiley were so peaceful, we want to go back. Today we saw a mother black prong antelope and her two babies. They are such pretty and graceful animals. The drive to the top of the butte was beautiful and quite. We didn't see another car on the road as we made the six mile loop. On the top there was a path so we decided to follow it and took a short hike. You can see so far...

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Jun 7, 2013 - Ft Robinson, Crawford, Nebraska

Today was a laid back day. We went all around the fort and saw how the cavalry soldiers lived here. We also went on a scenic drive to the top of a nearby butte. Tonight we will go to a inter tribal powwow opening ceremony. The dancing was awesome! I am sure the pictures don't do it justice.

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Apr 30, 2012 - Fort Robinson SP

/// Fort Robinson State Park Crawford, NE Monday – April 30, 2012 Low Temperature: 37 degrees High Temperature: 79 degrees A Travel Day. We spent the morning slowly preparing for departure. I hadn't planned to pull out of the Robidoux RV Park before 11:00 AM as our destination today is just 90 miles north of Scottsbluff, NE. We traveled north on Hwy 71. Road conditions were good. The weather was great, with clear blue skies and no wind. There was absolutely no traffic. The scenery was on the bland side with just lots of rolling hills and...

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Jun 9, 2011 - Birds, Rain, Golf

We drove through rolling hills that had many little ponds and creeks. We didn’t have too much else to see so we looked for the antelopes. We saw over 100 of them…..mostly 2 and 3 in a bunch. There were a few towns we drove through, some as small as 4 people, but they were few and far between. You can drive for 10-20 miles and not see another car. All you see is grass and sky. We finally ran into some cedar trees and then pine trees with bigger hills and deeper valleys. This was the same time we stopped seeing antelope. I guess they like the...

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C & C's Adventures

Sep 11, 2010 - Fort Robinson

Thursday, September 9, 2010--Crawford, Nebraska We are on the road again! Boy does it feel good! We had a very nice day today. Smooth breakdown of camp. A nice drive of about 100 miles with absolutely gorgeous scenery, decent roads, and a smooth camp set up. The best thing was I didn’t even hit anything with the trailer! LOL Debbie recently bought me a cord to keep my reading glasses around my neck. No more searching my pockets for the glasses or not having them with me. During the breakdown and set up of camp, I must put my “readers” on...

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Jun 20, 2009 - Crawford City Park

We were up and ready early and began our exit of South Dakota. With all the rain we have indured I feel like a soggy sponge. As we headed south, the weather and the scenery changed dramatically. As we entered Nebraska I couldn't help notice how green it was. My past experience with Nebraska was heading east on I-80 and cornfields, so I was shocked to see such beauty. I had done some research looking for free RV sites for the night as we traveled south. I had bought a free campgrounds CD at Life on Wheels from Nick Russell back in 2007. I...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Fort Robinson, Ne

July 22, 2008 – Tuesday: We got up real early today and went with Scott and Stephanie to Scotts Bluff, about 2 miles from our campground. This was an important landmark on the Oregon Trail. We walked the 1.7 mile pathway to the top. It wound around the bluffs and even had a tunnel through part of the bluff. We saw some young kids looking kind of sweaty down at the Visitors Center (which wasn’t open until 8:00 a.m.) and asked them if they had been to the top already. They had. They ran up it in 13 minutes; they are part of the local high...

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Cheyenne Days