Gold found in Republican valley


December 14, 2023

Gold was found in the Republican River and in the Republican Valley from the Colorado Line along its flow through Nebraska. Tales from the old settlers claiming they had panned gold along the river years earlier had been taken with a grain of salt but in more recent years interested parties had started a scientific research into the matter. Attention had been given particularly to the river and to the sand deposits along the river valley.

In 1933, it was reported active sluicing was being done in an old river bed. A dry land barge was installed on land a mile southeast of Benkelman and dredgin...

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