Robidoux Trading Post
From faded pages of tattered diaries or survivors several generations removed, we assign the early dwellers here to their proper place in the annals of the westward migration.
Engaged in trade with the Plains Indians, the Robidoux family established a post on this site in 1851.
Sometimes referred to as the “winter quarters”, this venture followed an earlier post and blacksmith shop owned and operated by the free trader Robidouxs just north of here on the Oregon Trail.
Robidoux brothers Joseph, Antoine, Louis and Isadore visited here and farther west trapping and trading with the many tribes as early as 1822.
Research indicates that Antoine, son of Joseph III, resided here with his Indian wife and children until 1853, serving as post clerk.
The reconstruction of this historical building in 1993 was a joint effort of the Gering Tourism Committee, the City of Gering and the Oregon Trail Community Foundation.
Major Contributors Goldie and Rupert Bigsby, Landowners, Joe R. Seacrest, The Lincoln
Simon Herbert, Historical Preservationist, Hi Tech Builders, John L. Fertig Owner, Future Business Leaders of America, Gering Chapter, Explorer Post 1800, National Park Service, Scotts Bluff National Monument, Many Individual Contributors and Volunteers
Erected 1993 by Gering Tourism Committee, the City of Gering and the Oregon Trail Community Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 41° 45.957′ N, 103° 48.625′ W. Marker is in Gering, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff County. Marker is on Carter Canyon Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gering NE 69341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robedeau Trading Post (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Robidoux Trading Post (approx. 2.7 miles away); Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Robidoux Pass (approx. 4 miles away); Pierre Papin Grave (approx. 6.2 miles away); A Transportation Corridor (approx. 6.8 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 6.8 miles away); Choices (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gering.
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