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Near Crawford in Dawes County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Sidney Black Hills Trail

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 16, 2016
1. The Sidney Black Hills Trail Marker
Inscription.  An important thoroughfare between Sidney, Nebraska and the Black Hills during the years 1876-1880.

Heavily traveled by stage coaches, freight wagons and prospectors going between the railroad at Sidney, and the gold fields.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 42° 28.272′ N, 103° 20.536′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Marker is on Nebraska Route 2 15 miles south of U.S. 20, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in a pull-out on the east side of the highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crawford NE 69339, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Robinson (approx. 14.8 miles away); The Cheyenne Outbreak (approx. 14.8 miles away); Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Robinson (approx. 15 miles away).
 
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The Sidney Black Hills Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 16, 2016
2. The Sidney Black Hills Trail Marker

1. Sidney-Black Hills Trail (Wikipedia). The Sidney Black Hills Stage Road or Route was a trail connecting Sidney, Nebraska, and the Union Pacific Railroad with Fort Robinson, Red Cloud Agency, Spotted Tail Agency, Custer City, Dakota Territory, and Deadwood, Dakota Territory between 1876 and 1887, when it was replaced. It competed with the Cheyenne Black Hills Stage Route to supply the gold mining fields of the Black Hills prior to the construction of the Cowboy Line railroad in Northern Nebraska in 1887. (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sidney Black Hills Trail Summary. Thousands in gold left the Black Hills each week bound for Sidney to be shipped to various stops along the rail line. The return trip to Sidney became treacherous in 1877, when bandits began robbing the stages. From 1878 to 1879, approximately 20 million pounds of freight was transported over the Sidney-Black Hills Trail. (Submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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