Death of Richard Cabela

February 17, 1936 - February 17, 2014
Sidney, Nebraska | Age 78

Cabela's co-founder dies at 77
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JOSH FUNK, The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.

Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.

The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies didn't sell quickly at the family's furniture store in Chappell, Neb., Cabela...

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