Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela’s is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela’s is still wondering about its future.
Cabela’s was founded in 1961 when Dick Cabela started selling fishing
flies through the mail from his kitchen table with his wife, Mary, and
Bass Pro got its start in 1971 when founder Johnny
Morris began selling high-quality fishing tackle in his dad’s liquor
store in Springfield.. . . more