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C. W. Dake

C. W. Dake – Pres. Of Kearney State Bank located on northeast corner of intersection at 23rd & Central. Building still standing, oldest in downtown Kearney.

Leading figure in a group of people who organized the Kearney and Black Hills stage line between Kearney and Deadwood. Obtained the mail contract. First stage left Kearney 30 Apr 1877. John Campbell was the driver, few if any passengers on that first stage.

Dake’s bank failed in 1879, partly because of losses sustained in the failed stage route.

Dake's Bank Building, northwest corner of 23rd and Central

(Tales of Buffalo County, Vol II, page 99, “Kearney: Episodes from 1877” by Gene Hamaker, information from The Central Nebraska Press)




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