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SEP 2014

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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20 20 r e A d u S o n l i n e A t w w w . C i t y S o C i A l . C o m Clouds gathered above the mountains to the west, part of the Badlands of western Nebraska, and the sun's rising reflecting off the condensation sent shades of pink, magenta and orange across the sky. As I walked, a bull rose to protect his cow, never taking his eyes off of me, and western morninglarks called out deeply in the grass. We headed out to take in area attractions, but we were happy to return to our solitude, sitting outside with Jean and her menagerie of cats and dogs (the peacocks must have gone to bed) as the sun concluded the day with more brilliance. Before we slipped back to the barn, Jean introduced us to the cows she manages—yes, they actually came to the fence to greet us, although not close enough to touch—and her beloved horses, who allowed us to lather them with love. As the sun finally disappeared, the sky traded color for a blanket of stars. Attractions There's so much to see in western Nebraska—it's hard to list it all, but do check out the sites along the Oregon Trail. Other trails that go through the region include the Mormon Trail, the California Trail and the Deadwood Trail, which ran from Sidney up to the gold mines of the Black Hills. Ogallala was also the conclu- sion of the Texas cattle trails; it and nearby Sidney were points for the Pony Express, the latter of which has a monument in honor of the Pony Express in front of Caballa's headquarters. Fort Robinson, once the location of the Red Cloud Agency, offers a unique experience with its numerous family activities, museums and variety of inexpensive accommodations, all in historic buildings. There are trail rides, breakfast cookouts, live theater and rodeos, to name a few. Fort Robinson, once the location of the Red Cloud Agency, offers a unique experience with its numerous family activities, museums and variety of inexpensive accommodations, all in historic buildings. There are trail rides, breakfast cookouts, live theater and rodeos, to name a few. The Fur Trade Museum in Chadron offers an excellent overview of North American fur trade history.

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