Nebraska Historical Marker: Adobe Officers Quarters

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Nebraska Historical Marker: Adobe Officers' Quarters

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Location

Soldier Creek Rd, Harrison, Dawes County, Nebraska

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Marker Text

These duplex officers' quarters, of adobe brick construction, were completed in 1887 when Fort Robinson became a cavalry regimental headquarters. This structure has been restored by the Nebraska State Historical Society, and furnishings represent those of a typical Fort Robinson officer's home. A post Commander's wife, Mrs. James Biddle, wrote the quarters were provided with running water, the first she had seen during her army life; and the social life was comparable to any large city such as Boston or Washington.

Further Information

Bibliography

Thomas R Buecker, “The 1887 Expansion of Fort Robinson,” Nebraska History 68 (1988): 83-93

Marker program

See Nebraska Historical Marker Program for more information.