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About ChadronDuring its early years Chadron was little different from most frontier towns dependent on raising cattle and growing crops. The town's first residents came into town and held gun fights inside the saloons. However, in 1893 a clever newspaperman devised a way to put Chadron's unbridled energy to better use. Nine men, including one former outlaw, competed in the 1,000-Mile Horse Race from Chadron to Chicago, a publicity stunt that brought Chadron to the forefront of the news.

Visitor Centers Chadron Chamber of Commerce 706 W. 3rd St. Chadron, NE 69337. Phone:(308)432-4401 or (800)603-2937

Self-guiding Tours An interesting alternative to a 1,000-mile horse race is a marked scenic drive along the Bordeaux Creek Road, which offers views of the sandhill prairies and the timber-covered Pine Ridge surrounding Chadron.

Information about self-guiding tours is available at the chamber of commerce.

Things to Do Dawes County Historical Society Museum

Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center

Museum of the Fur Trade

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Chadron, NE

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1100 W 10th St. Chadron, NE 69337

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300 Oak St. Chadron, NE 69337

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247 Ash St. Chadron, NE 69337

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