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Ogallala - Nebraska’s Cowboy Capital

by Robert R. Mahnken
As published in Nebraska History Volume 28, No.2, April-June 1947

Contributed and Transcribed by Keith Hughes

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Notes

1.    Lonergan Interview, Nebraska History, VII (1936), 219
2.    Keith County News October 9, 1885
3.    Omaha Weekly Bee, September 8, 1875
4.    Interview with E. A. Hughes, MS, Nebraska State Historical Society Library
5.    North Platte Enterprise, November 8, 1873
6.    Official Atlas of Nebraska, 1885, p. 177
7.    North Platte Enterprise, June 13, 1874
8.    E.A. Curley, Nebraska; Its Advantages, Resources, and Drawbacks (London, N.J.), 365
9.    Lonergan Interview, loc. Cit.; Omaha Weekly Bee, July 28, 1875.
10.    North Platte Republican, September 30, 1876
11.    On these eastern ranches see the author’s “Early Nebraska Markets for Texas Cattle”, in Nebraska History, XXVI (1945), p. 97
12.    The Coad Brothers’ Ranch was just west of Melbeta, the Powers Ranch near the present Bayard Bridge
13.    Testimony, Red Cloud Investigation Committee, p. 171
14.    Curley, op cit., 367
15.    Omaha Weekly Bee, May 27, June 10, 1874
16.    Ibid., September 8, 1785, October 11, 1876
17.    J. Martin Hunter, Trail Drivers of Texas, I, 348
18.    South Dakota Historical Collections, XX (1940), 472
19.    Omaha Weekly Bee, August 16, 1876
20.    Ibid., June 10, 1877
21.    North Platte Western Nebraskian, June 3, 1876, Redington also lost a herder in September. North Platte Republican, September 23, 1876
22.    North Platte Republican, June 10, 22, 1876
23.    Creighton in July 1878, put out 2,500 head on the Niobrara. North Platte Republican, July 20, 1878
24.    Omaha Daily Bee, July 21, 1876
25.    Omaha Weekly Bee, September 8, 1875
26.    Keith County News, September 16, 1937
27.    Operated during the summers of 1876 and 1878 by F.W. Gasman. Omaha Weekly Bee, October 11, 1876, April 1878
28.    Ibid. February 24, 1875
29.    Omaha Weekly Bee, October 11, 1876
30.    North Platte Republican, May 20, 1876, September 23, 1876
31.    North Platte Western Nebraskian, June 17, 1876
32.    Idem.
33.    Ibid., August 26, 1876
34.    Idem.
35.    North Platte Western Nebraskian, June 10, 1876
36.    Wayne Gard, Sam Bass (Boston, 1936), p. 65
37.    Omaha Daily Bee, September 19, 1877
38.    Omaha Weekly Bee, July 31, 1878
39.    Platte Valley Independent, July 19, 1879
40.    Omaha Daily Bee, June 27, 1879
41.    Ogallala Keith County News, October 9, 1885
42.    North Platte Western Nebraskian, April 13, 1878
43.    Ogallala, Keith County News, October 7, 1887
44.    Andy Adams, The Outlet (Boston, 1905) p. 74
45.    The census of 1880 lists 114 residents of Ogallala. 10th Census, 1880, II, 253
46.    Omaha Herald, February 4, 1884
47.    A. B. Wood, “The Coad Brothers”, Nebraska History, XVIV (1938), 10
48.    Omaha Daily Bee, June 8, 1881
49.    Kansas Laws, 1885, ch. 191
50.    American Cattle Producer, December 1939, p. 26
51.    Ogallala, Keith County News, October 16, 1885

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