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Across The Fence: Celebrating the 120th anniversary of the Chadron to Chicago Cowboy Race, part I
June 13, 2013 M. Timothy Nolting   
One hundred and twenty years ago, nine riders, mounted on western-bred horses, gathered on the street in front of the Blaine Hotel in Chadron, Nebraska. Eight riders held the lead rope of a second horse that would be used alternately during the 1,000 mile ‘race’ to Chicago. More of a test of endurance for man and horse, than a race against time, the idea for the event began as an attention grabbing press release for gullible eastern newspapers. N...

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