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History lies just beneath the surface

 

Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Salvaging efforts began with then-pending construction of the Prairie Winds Housings in Sidney in 2008. Many artifacts were found, including Native bones.

History lies just beneath the surface of the ever-changing landscape in Sidney. Prehistoric nomads, natives and soldiers have camped and lived along Lodgepole creek, for where there is water there are signs of life.

Amanda Tafolla-Sutton / Sun-Telegraph

Salvaging efforts began with then-pending construction of the Prairie Winds Housings in Sidney in 2008. Many artifacts were found, including Native bones.

Lodgepole Creek played a big role in the development of the area. The once-thriving creek bed played a pivotal role in the lives of people spanning back thousands of years.

The creek, which once ran deep, has since diminished. Part of what is left now runs through culverts under the Prairie Winds housing development.

In the mid 1800's residents of what was then the Sidney Barracks, consisted mainly of soldiers and their families who made Camp Conrad, along the banks of creek.

In 2008, efforts were made by Sidney's Boot Hill Committee to salvage as much of the artifacts that time buried in the area that was once Camp Conrad.

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