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The Arikaree Breaks
The breaks are located on the extreme northern edge of Cheyenne County. This area of extremely rough terrain, with its deep ravines and gullies is a marked contrast to the plains generally associated with the area. The breaks were formed by wind deposited sand, silt, and clay particles, called loess. After deposition, the loess has undergone spectacular processes of head cutting and sidewall cutting the advancing tributaries of the Arikaree River and the South Fork of the Republican River.
This is one of several caves in the Arikaree Breaks. Most of this cave has caved in over the years with only the entrance being left. This was a large two-chamber cave used to hide stolen horses. The horses were kept in the large back chamber while the outlaws used the front chamber as their living quarters. This cave was last used in 1878.
A camp for military men, under the leadership of General Custer, Colonel Bankhead and Lt. Colonel Bradley, and Native Americans, Round Hole Campsite is marked 11 miles north of Bird City, memorializing this “oasis on the plains.”