Nebraska History

The Big Red Barn

The Big Red Barn

The Big Red Barn holds a very special place in my heart.  I captured a few pics on New Years Day as the snow was falling.  Perfect - really, as some of my very best memor...

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This Week

1924 Flood in Pleasanton

Written By:  Katherine @ Trails and Rails Museum
Pleasanton
Vol. 13, No. 5
By June I. Hand
  
1924 flood looking south to bridge. “Pop” Giles standing near cream station
 
Since the days of its first settlement, Pleasanton has had its fair share of hardships. Officials of the Omaha Republican Valley Rail…

10 May 6:00 PM 0 Read More...

100 Years of Twisters

100 Years of Twisters:
A Photo Journal of the 1908 and 2008 Tornadoes
Compiled by Katherine Wielechowski
Tornadoes ripped through Kearney, NE almost exactly 100 years apart, causing extensive damage to the properties and spirits of those who lived in the area.

            June 4, 1908 brought one tornado that would…

12 Apr 6:00 PM 0 Read More...

What’s for dinner? Try a Cut of Beef!!

Written by Leah Peterson

Nebraska-the beef state.  It’s a slogan familiar to most consumers.  When we venture down the aisles in our favorite supermarket, we notice the efforts made to promote high quality, locally grown, beef.  A portion of every beef sale in Nebraska (called the Beef Check…

09 Apr 6:00 PM 0 Read More...

"Springing" into calving season.

Editor’s Note:  Please welcome Leah Peterson!  She’ll be sharing her life living on a ranch in Northern Nebraska.

Written by Leah Peterson

Near the Headwaters of Clear Creek in Custer County, Nebraska, we make our home. Cooksley’s Clear Creek Farm was homesteaded in 1878 and has been…

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Wanted; Young wiry fellows willing to risk death daily

Editor’s Note:  We welcome Katherine and the Trails and Rails museum!  They will share bits and pieces of Nebraska history with us.  If you have a question for them please let us know!  They will try to find the answer for you.
Letter, Telephone, E-mail:
A Brief History…

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Rural Roadside: Panorama Point

Rural Roadside – by Peggy Philips

Rural Roadside discovers a place where you stand in one location and take in the beauty of three scenic states.

In the extreme southwest corner of the county, thirty three miles from Kimball, rises the highest point in Nebraska.  This site, 5,424 feet above…

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