Burton's Bend
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member NevaP
N 40° 18.436 W 100° 00.726
14T E 413995 N 4462353
Quick Description: The marker is about an early trading post on a bend of the Republican River near present day Holbrook
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2008 2:29:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM4TWB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 16

Long Description:
The text of the marker reads:

Faced with the great influx of white settlers after the Civil War, hostile Sioux and Cheyenne Indians retreated into the Republican River Valley. Here they found a nearly ideal location since the valley remained one of the great buffalo ranges of the American West until the 1870's.

Regular military patrols came to the Republican on the Fort McPherson Trail, which followed the divide between Deer and Medicine creeks and entered the valley one mile west. The largest military force to use this route was General Carr's Republican Valley Expedition of 1869. After his successful campaign, the region was clear of hostile Indians.

In 1870 Isaac "Ben" Burton settled one mile southeast on a bend of the Republican at the One Hundredth Meridian. Burton, the first permanent settler of Furnas County, and his partner, H. Dice, established the Burton's Bend Trading Post. This post supplied necessities to the buffalo-hide hunters, who soon killed off the great herd.

For many years the community continued to be known as Burton's Bend, but after the railroad came, its name was changed to Holbrook.

Community of Holbrook
Historical Land Mark Council
US 6 and Nebr. 24 in Holbrook
Furnas County
Marker 83

Marker Name: Burton's Bend

City: no

Roadside: yes

Other: no

Web Address if available:: Not listed

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