Nebraska

September 2002 ...........

Minden - Pioneer Village: The largest private collection of Americana, the complex comprises 28 buildings on 20 acres housing over 50,000 items, restored to operating order. There are 12 historic buildings around the the circular "green", a frontier fort, a Pony Express Station, an iron horse and a house made of sod. There is also an original art collection including Currier & Ives, Jackson and Rogers statues. A campground attached to the complex. We thought it was an interesting stop, Dean especially liked it because nothing was restored to "new" condition. Minden is in the Southern part of the state on H-6, just a short drop down from I-80.

Pioneer Village

September 2002 ...........

ARchway MonumentKarney - Great River Road Archway Monument: An interactive adventure that pays tribute to the pioneers who passed through Nebraska on their way West. You will experience the Pony Express riders coming into a distant outpost, a buffalo Stampede, the words and faces of those that lived and died on the route, the building of the railroad, and the creation of the first transcontinental road (The Lincoln Highway). The monument is a bridge that goes over I-80, just outside of Karney. The staff is dressed in period clothing and there is a restaurant and gift shop. This is a stop not to miss as you travel through Nebraska.

Pioneer Village
September 2002 ...........

Lincoln: It's the capitol city of Nebraska, and was founded in 1856. At that time it was called the village of Lancaster. It's the second largest city, and one of only a few large cities in Nebraska not located on the Platt or Missouri Rivers. Lincoln is best known for it's football team, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. We stopped in Lincoln to visit friends Gary and Diane Wyndt, friends from Palm Creek (where we stay when we are in AZ for the winter). They took us on a driving tour of the city and we stopped and went through the Capitol. The Capitol is a great building with interesting history. We were able to go to the top of the building and had a great view of the city and surrounding countryside.

Lincoln

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