We have crossed Nebraska from North to South a couple times. We have spent the most time in North Platt, the home of Buffalo Bill’s ‘Scouts Rest Ranch’. Also the nice museum they have there.
(We took these pictures in 2004 when we were here!)
The train station is a very famous place for many service men going from coast to coast. The good folk in North Platt fed every service man that passed thru.
My brother had a tale about his stop. Back then many men were paid in silver dollars. So the local bars gave change in silver dollars they had taken in. Jr. handed the girl a $20 bill for a beer. She said she would have to give him $19 in silver and a fifty cent piece.”
Jr said, “Mam, that much silver would pull my pants down.”
She winked at him and said, “It would pull my pants down too.”
Being a young 17 yr old sailor, he about choked on the beer.
More long roads here also.
The trip was good, now we have crossed Nebraska from West to East. The roads were good. The land scape is great. Hills at first some great rock formations then FIELDS.
In many areas they are replacing the snow fences with evergreen trees. (The small sunflowers were also beautiful)
And then there was some beautiful Corn, thousands of acres of corn.
Yoou have heard the Needle in the haystack saying. Well it has been 60 years since I saw a haystack, but here in Nebraska:
We all know God made the Haystack, man made the square bale, then man made the BIG ROUND bales:
There were some neat Ranch houses some tucked among trees.
I loved this one with the butte as a backdrop.
Plowing these fields is no small task.
Of course cattle and along the Interstate beautiful lake after lake after lake.
WHAT IS THIS COMING UP! In the distance I saw something that looked like a building or canopy over the Interstate! I slowed down not knowing what to expect.
It is “The Great Platte River Road Archway”, a Museum, Archway and Tourist attraction. It is a massive structure over both lanes of Interstate 80.
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