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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Donation Assists Camp Lookout Renovation

 

January 31, 2018

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Lori Hartzler, widow of Michael S. Hartzler Jr., along with Mikes parents, Mike Sr. And Gladys Hartzler,  presented a check of $2,200 to the Boothill Committee.  Mike passed away Nov. 2, 2017.  "Mike was a history buff and liked what the Boothill Committee had accomplished" said Lori.  The memorial money will go to furnishing a conference room in Camp Lookout as a memorial to Mike.  Both Mike and Lori are Sidney natives.  Lori currently resides in Fort Worth Texas.

In the mid to late 1800s, the western plains were wild and the men and women who tried to tame them were wilder still.

Camp Lookout was established as one of many outposts to help ensure the safety of people moving into the west.

The Boot Hill Committee is working to restore the Camp Lookout building to historical significance.

Since its construction in 1867, the building went from being a military outpost, to a brothel, then into private ownership before it was purchased by the City of Sidney. It was built to house soldiers from Fort Sedgwick in Colorado who were sent to set up an outpost...



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