Chadron Creek Trading Post

Chadron Creek Trading Post (HM1OFG)

Location: Chadron, NE 69337 Dawes County
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N 42° 44.898', W 103° 0.384'

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Employees of Lancaster P. Lupton built a trading post on the creek near here in 1841 to trade with the Sioux Indians. From 1842 until at least 1845 this post was managed by Louis B. Chartran, first for Sibille and Adams and later for Pratte & Cabanne.
These companies were successively headquartered at Fort Platte about eighty-five miles southwest of here and competed aggressively with Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co., which owned Fort Laramie. As a result of this competition, fur traders were very active in this region during the 1840's, bringing liquor, blankets, guns, ammunition and other trade goods to exchange for fine Indian-tanned buffalo robes.
This creek is shown on the earlier maps of the area as "Chartran's Creek" in tribute to the trader Louis Chartran. The French settlers of Missouri Pronounced it "Shattron," and from this the modern name of "Chadron" evolved. Today this creek is Chadron Creek, and from the creek the city of Chadron received its name.
Marker Number195
Placed ByThe Museum of the Fur and Trade Nebraska State Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, October 5th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 663159 N 4734791
Decimal Degrees42.74830000, -103.00640000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 44.898', W 103° 0.384'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 44' 53.88" N, 103° 0' 23.04" W
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Area Code(s)308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16129 Gold Rush Byway, Chadron NE 69337, US
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