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A Nebraska Moment A week ago today I was returning to my place after an errand run to North Platte. The last ten miles of my homeward journey are on county roads. Heading down that county road I encountered a herd of cattle being moved. The road itself was being used to move the cattle, Continue Reading

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Trucker’s Chapel

I’m in the parking lot of a truck stop in York Nebraska looking at a semi-trailer detached from its tractor unit and set down on its landing gear. TRUCKERS CHAPEL, the letters on the side of the trailer say. Steps lead up to a broad front porch with a white lattice skirt and railing. An Continue Reading

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Greetings from Red Cloud

There are lots of great things happening in Red Cloud and I am excited to use this space to let you know a little bit about all we have going on. For now, just let me introduce myself: My name is Jarrod McCartney and I am the Heritage Tourism and Economic Development Director in Red Continue Reading

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Prairie Feminists Awaken!

“The Awakening”: Suffragette beckons women in the east who can’t yet vote. Courtesy Library of Congress, LC-USZC2-1206, 3b49106 A Grandmother in Omaha trims the wick of her oil lamp and settles down to make a rag rug which will be sold to raise money for the cause of a woman’s right to vote. In a town Continue Reading

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A Stranger In A Strange Land

Limon, Colorado is a friendly place set down in a wide loneliness. From the Spanish word for lemon, limón. But pronounced Lie-man, in this town. Were there fragrant groves, the bare arms of women reaching up? If so, no longer. The main employer, now, is a mixed custody Level IV prison. August 4th, 2016. There Continue Reading

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The Real Nebraska “Way.”

I so admire people like these, who go their own way avoiding and ignoring the “big” store mentality, dedicated much more to the spirit of the land they live on and the people who live there: “Homestead Country Store is a small, privately owned country store, featuring natural home raised: Beef steaks, roasts, and hamburger; Continue Reading

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