This blog is about the family of John and Pearl Harlan Hullinger who settled in Vivian, South Dakota. Family
names include Hullinger, Hollinger, Holiger, Harlan, Hart, Lockridge, Poe, Siddens, Kirk, Jennings, Chapin, Ford, Cornwall.
Great American Horse Race to Chicago
Old Joe Gillespie and John Berry pose with their horses, Billy Mack and Poison, in front of the thousand mile tree that marked the finish line of the Chadron, Nebraska (Near the Black Hills and Badlands of western South Dakota) to Chicago cowboy race.
In 1893 western cowboys conducted an endurance horse race from Chadron, Nebraska, to the Chicago World's Fare. Buffalo Bill Cody gave the awards to the hard riding cowboys and their horses.