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History of Fort Kearny and its role in the colonization of the west. Also contains information on the use of the land after the fort closed and the early days of the area's conversion to a historic site. Contains additional reference material such as lists of the commanding officers at Fort Kearny and discussion of available primary sources related to the fort.

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Archives F674.F6 M3

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Kearney, Nebraska


Fort Kearny, Nebraska history, Fort Kearney, Fort Kearny (Neb.), Forts & fortifications, historic preservation


Public History | United States History


The proper spelling of the fort is Kearny, differing from the local city of Kearney, Nebraska.

Note that, while this was originally a dissertation conducted at the University of Iowa, Mantor republished the text while chairing the Department of Social Sciences at Nebraska State Teachers College at Kearney.

The History of Fort Kearney



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