Nebraska: Crossroads of the Western Fur Trade
Join us at Chimney Rock for the first in our 2019 Sunday Afternoons at The Rock series.
Darrel Draper will be presenting an entertaining and amusing history of the fur trade, including trading companies, personalities and the achievements of the fur traders and mountain men who lived in or passed through Nebraska.
This tabloid-style review of the oddities and ironies of the
industry will be presented been in a fun and stylized way but is backed up with thorough research. It recounts some of the bizarre events that resulted in the most important discoveries of land and routes enabling the U.S. to claim and populate the West.