Historic Platte Valley
Indian raids by the Sioux and Cheyenne were severe in the 1860ís, and several attacks occurred near here. During the Plum Creek Massacre a few miles west, wagons were burned and several people killed or captured.
Huge herds of buffalo once roamed these prairies, often stopping traffic on the trail. In the 1870ís hunters slaughtered them by the thousands.
Today the Platte Valley is one of the nationís rich agricultural areas, disproving the opinion of early explorers who saw the Great Plains only as the Great American Desert.
Erected by Phelps County Historical Society, Historical Land Mark Council. (Marker Number 91.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Categories. • Agriculture • Exploration • Roads & Vehicles •
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