The Dawes County Historical Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the northwest portion of Nebraska it calls home. The Museum grounds include the log house and barn, 1890s school house, pioneer church and C and NW caboose. The 9,000
Nebraska's oldest state park (1921), Chadron might well be the best kept
secret of the state park system. With the majestic beauty of the Pine Ridge as
its backdrop, Chadron covers 974 acres of natural beauty to awe any visitor.
Located off U.S. 385
From about 1857 to 1876, an Indian "trading post" occupied a site near here. Built by James Bordeaux, the trading station was often attacked and set afire by hostile Crow warriors. Fortunately some friendly Sioux Indians came to the rescue and drove off the attacking Crow.