“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Crawford in Dawes County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

K-9 Training Area

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By Connor Olson, May 25, 2021
1. K-9 Training Area Marker
Inscription.  In September 1942 the Fort Robinson War Dog Training Center was established. Barracks, classrooms, administrative offices, and other support buildings were located west and north of here. To the east and north was a sprawling kennel area housing 1,800 dogs[.] The dogs were trained as guard. scout, messenger, and sled dogs. Training normally lasted 8 to 12 weeks. Nearly 5,000 dogs, half the number used by the Army in World War II, were trained here. The center was deactivated in June 1946.
Erected by Nebraska State Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsForts and CastlesWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1942.
Location. 42° 40.028′ N, 103° 27.699′ W. Marker is near Crawford, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Marker can be reached from Bridges to Buttes Byway (U.S. 20) 0.1 miles south of Soldier Creek Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrison NE 69346, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Connor Olson, May 25, 2021
2. Site of K-9 Training Area
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walking distance of this marker. Officers’ Row, 1874-1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chief Crazy Horse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Robinson and the Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ft. Robinson (approx. ¼ mile away); Cavalry Barracks/Cheyenne Outbreak (approx. ¼ mile away); Adjuncts Office/Guardhouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Crazy Horse (approx. ¼ mile away); 1909 Brick Barracks (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crawford.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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