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Curiosity Corner: Roubidoux mysteries, part II
July 07, 2016 Gretchen Deter   

Courtesy photo A replica of the 1851 Robidoux Trading Post IS located in Carter Canyon, off Highway 71 and eight miles west on Carter Canyon Road. It is open to visitors.

Cold, crystal springs trickled out of the porous sedimentary rocks up and down the bluffs of the Wildcat Hills and the outcroppings of Scotts Bluff. Around these beautifully pristine springs were cedar trees, thick grasses, and wild flowers of all colors. What a difference this landscape was from the stark, dry prairie, spanning hundreds of miles west of Fort Kearney. There was a gentle rolling gap just nine miles south of the North Platte river ...

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