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Hear history of Nebraska military forts at Fort Kearny SHP on May 29

Come hear about the history of Nebraska’s military forts May 29 at Fort Kearny State Historical Park. Nebraska historian and author Jeff Barnes will speak at 1 p.m. at the visitor center.

Nebraska’s forts were built to promote trade, protect travelers and settlers, fight Indian tribes and then keep the peace. During that time, they hosted some famous names of American history, including Buffalo Bill Cody, Crazy Horse, George Custer, Robert E. Lee, Red Cloud, and Mark Twain. Barnes will tell the story of Nebraska’s 12 military forts and what visitors can find at those sites.

The program is free, but a vehicle park entry permit is required.

About Jerry Kane

Jerry Kane is the news manager with the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. He can be contacted at jerry.kane@nebraska.gov or 402-471-5008.

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