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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Has an App for That: Historic Walking Tour Goes Online


The city of Sidney traces its roots to a small town of 500 residents, although it is better known for its “Sinful Sidney” reputation.

Its rambunctious age came with the gold rush of 1875. The town grew from 500 in 1875, to 1,000 the following year, with as many as 1,500 people passing through the bustling center of the Panhandle each day. Before long, it was known for the number of saloons, brothels and gambling establishments. The US Army also sent a detachment here and in time the city grew to 5,000.

Much of the community’s past can still be found in Sidney, if a person knows wher...

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