Fort Robinson

What We Found

The Army’s Best Horsemen, 1940

“Thru These Portals Pass the Army’s Best Horsemen,” reads a sign above a barracks doorway at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. But one doesn’t train a horse without some, ah, ...

Marker Monday: The Fort Robinson Cemetery

Marker Text The first recorded interment in the Fort Robinson Cemetery was James Brogan, July 2, 1875; the last was Fred Lester, June 13, 1945. Among the 258 interments ...

Fort Robinson Museum opens, June 3, 1956

Dinnertime at the fort: one ton of rolled beef roasts, cooked in two thirty-foot-long, five-foot-deep pits over wood coals; 250 lbs. of hot dogs; plus pork and beans, ...

The Christmas Wagon Comes to Fort Robinson, 1882

Martin Weber never forgot the year he traveled through a blizzard to bring Christmas packages to Fort Robinson. In 1934 the old soldier described his 1882 adventure ...

The 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address – March 4, 2011

Abraham Lincoln. NSHS-761P-1 Shortly after noon on March 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln stepped to a platform on the east portico of the U.S. Capitol. He was about to ...

When Fort Robinson had walls, 1875

During his many years as curator at Fort Robinson, historian Tom Buecker used to say that visitors’ most-asked question was, “Where’s the fort?” People came expecting to ...

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