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Gering in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Robedeau Trading Post

 
 
Robedeau Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
1. Robedeau Trading Post Marker
Inscription. Site of Roubedeaux blacksmith shop and trading post on original Oregon Trail. Father DeSmet rested here in 1840 and again in 1851 when he baptized Roubedeaux’s half-breed children. Stansbury, government explorer visited here in 1849 and 1852. A few rods to the north west are five unknown graves and a few rods farther west and a little south of them is the grave of John Dunn, mentioned in field notes of original government survey.
 
Erected 1930 by Katahdin Chapter D.A.R.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 41° 48.159′ N, 103° 49.639′ W. Marker is in Gering, Nebraska, in Scotts Bluff County. Marker is on Robidoux Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gering NE 69341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robidoux Trading Post (here, next to this marker); Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Robidoux Pass (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Robidoux Trading Post (approx. 2.7 miles away);
Robedeau Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
2. Robedeau Trading Post Marker
Fort Mitchell, 1864-1867 (approx. 6 miles away); Oregon Trail (approx. 6.2 miles away); The Bullwhackers (approx. 6.3 miles away); Traces of the Trail (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gering.
 
More about this marker. The Robedeaux Trading Post monument is a bronze tablet and a round bronze Oregon Trail Memorial disc set in a pink conglomerate stone. The Oregon Trail Memorial disc is missing.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Robedeau Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By David J Gaines, June 12, 2014
3. Robedeau Trading Post Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 27, 2016, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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