Nebraska Historical Marker: Post Headquarters, 1905

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Post Headquarters

Location

U.S. 20, Harrison, Dawes County, Nebraska

View this marker's location 42.668518, -103.4664

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Marker Text

The Post Headquarters was constructed in 1905. The Post Commander's office was located here, along with other administrative offices, post office, and the Fort's telephone exchange. An ornate auditorium on the second floor was often used for parties such as the masquerade ball held on January 2nd, 1906. During World War II this room was partitioned into additional administrative offices. The Nebraska State Historical Society opened the Fort Robinson Museum in June, 1956, as part of the effort to preserve Fort Robinson's heritage.

Further Information

http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/images/8/86/Ceremonial_Dancers_at_Fort_Robinson.jpg

Ceremonial_Dancers_at_Fort_Robinson.jpg

Bibliography

Miller J Stewart, "Fort Robinson, Nebraska, Army Remount Depot, 1919-1945," Nebraska History 70 (1989): 274-282

Marker program

See Nebraska Historical Marker Program for more information.