Robedeau Trading Post - Gering, NE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 41° 48.159 W 103° 49.639
13T E 597418 N 4628529
Quick Description: Memorial honoring the Robedeaux (also spelled Robidoux) family and explorers who traveled the Oregon and California Trails.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2016 6:39:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMTBAC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 4

Long Description:
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. See WMMW8A for a picture of the disc. The monument is located off Robidoux Road (also known as Robadeau Pass Road) west of Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Marker Text:

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.

Placed by the Katahdin Chapter, D. A. R. in 1930.
Marker Name: Robedeau Trading Post

City: no

Roadside: yes

Other: no

Web Address if available:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post Pictures:
1. Close up of historical marker
2. Picture of surrounding area (would prefer to have the marker in the picture also). Thanks!
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