Crawford in Dawes County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Named for Army Captain Emmet Crawford, a Fort Robinson soldier, the city lies in the White River Valley in Pine Ridge country and serves an extensive cattle ranching and farming area. The Fort Laramie-Fort Pierre Fur Trail of the 1840s and the Sidney-Black Hills Trail active during the Black Hills gold rush of the 1870s both passed through this site. Crawford has been host or home to such personages as Sioux Chief Red Clouds; former desperado David (Doc) Middleton' poet-scout John Wallace Crawford; frontierswoman Calamity Jane; Army scout Baptiste (Little Bat) Garnier, shot down in a saloon; military surgeon Walter Reed, conqueror of yellow fever; and President Theodore Roosevelt.
Erected by Crawford Historical Society and Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 227.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
Location. 42° 40.672′ N, 103° 24.217′ W. Marker is in Crawford, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Marker is at the intersection of McPhearson Street (U.S. 20) and State Highway 2, on the right when traveling east on McPhearson Street. Touch for map. The site is a T intersection and the marker is on a side road connecting the two highways and where the Tourist Information booth is located. Marker is in this post office area: Crawford NE 69339, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Robinson (approx. 3.1 miles away); Fort Robinson (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Cheyenne Outbreak (approx. 5 miles away).
Additional keywords. Indian Wars
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2010, by Linda Sue Heist of Lincoln, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 1,025 times since then. Last updated on July 6, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. Photo 1. submitted on July 12, 2010, by Linda Sue Heist of Lincoln, Nebraska. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.