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A place where new and old meet


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

A historical marker sits in front of Sidney's new pool, the marker indicates a site where per-historic remains of a male and an infant were found in 1992. The remains were actually found directly across the road from where the sign sits.

New growth seems to be everywhere in Cheyenne County. In the forefront of one particular part of this new growth sits very old history, pre-dating the historic times Sidney is better known for.

Before the Gold Rush and the battle for the west, there were per-historic tribes that called Cheyenne County home, and the skeletal remains quietly buried beneath our growing community still have stories to tell.

It was story that remained buried until 1992, when a couple of joggers spotted the skull of an old skeleton while out on their morning jog.

According to the Nebraska Historical Society, th...

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