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Title: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 06:06:39 PM
CROW BUTTE, DAWES COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT AIN'T TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 09, 2014, 06:18:23 PM
Do you know the history of the name of the butte?  We have a Crow butte in Butte county SD.  It got its name from a fight between the Crows and Lakota back in 1822 and another in 1858. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: imnukensc on August 09, 2014, 06:27:40 PM
That's some purdy country right there, wolfy!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 06:43:22 PM
Do you know the history of the name of the butte?  We have a Crow butte in Butte county SD.  It got its name from a fight between the Crows and Lakota back in 1822 and another in 1858. 
Once again, I rely on James Hanson, Director of The Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron for information that was published in their quarterly.  This article from The Rapid City Journal talks about it....

http://rapidcityjournal.com/thechadronnews/news/article_082f7663-fa22-53a3-890e-186902332de7.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: greyhound352 on August 09, 2014, 07:03:52 PM
Awesome looking country right there.

After a quick google search I see there are a few buttes in the area that support many activities.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Yellowyak on August 09, 2014, 07:14:33 PM
Very pretty area. What's that water in the foreground, river, lake, pond?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on August 09, 2014, 07:26:38 PM
pretty as a picture! ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 07:33:41 PM
Very pretty area. What's that water in the foreground, river, lake, pond?
Just a small nameless lake.  The Sandhills region of Nebraska sits directly atop the Ogallala Aquifer and the water table is very near the surface.  The dunes are a vast region for grazing cattle on the native grasses that grow there.  Hay is the major crop and lakes & rivers are very numerous throughout the region.  Nebraska feeds more cattle than any state in the union. 


EDIT:  Thanks for the comments, guys! :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Yellowyak on August 09, 2014, 07:36:18 PM
Very pretty area. What's that water in the foreground, river, lake, pond?
Just a small nameless lake.  The Sandhills region of Nebraska sits directly atop the Ogallala Aquifer and the water table is very near the surface.  The dunes are a vast region for grazing cattle on the native grasses that grow there.  Hay is the major crop and lakes & rivers are very numerous throughout the region.  Nebraska feeds more cattle than any state in the union.

Very interesting, thanks for the info Wolfy.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 09, 2014, 08:05:00 PM
Nice picture of a nice looking spot. Thanks for posting it and the history.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 08:09:00 PM
COW PONIES & DRAFT HORSES  McKENSIE RANCH, ARTHUR COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: crashdive123 on August 09, 2014, 08:18:23 PM
Awesome looking area.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 08:41:09 PM
HORSE-DRAWN OVERSHOT HAYSTACKER & WINDMILL, McKENSIE RANCH,  ARTHUR COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 09:04:43 PM
MEADOWLARKS VIEWING STACKS OF PRAIRIE HAY, CUT, RAKED & STACKED BY HORSE POWER, McKENSIE RANCH, ARTHUR COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 09, 2014, 09:06:55 PM
Thanks Wolfy.  Interesting story.  The Crow got away in that fight.  They did not fare so well in the Crow Butte fights in Harding County SD.  All were killed.  (I said Butte Co. earlier but the site is in Harding county)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 09, 2014, 09:09:06 PM
Great pictures of our state Wolfy. When did you take em ?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
Thanks Wolfy.  Interesting story.  The Crow got away in that fight.  They did not fare so well in the Crow Butte fights in Harding County SD.  All were killed.  (I said Butte Co. earlier but the site is in Harding county)
I found this thread, Stan.....interestin g stuff, and discussed by Native Americans!  Thanks!

http://amertribes.proboards.com/thread/750
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 09:45:52 PM
Great pictures of our state Wolfy. When did you take em ?

Left here last Saturday (8/2/2014), stayed out about 5 days and never left the state.....very relaxing, beautiful country and great people!  We concentrated on 'blue highways' and towns with less, sometimes much less, than 200 people.....mostly in the Sandhills and the fringes.  Came home rested and smilin' for a change! ;D

Heather & I had quite a discussion on the new 'improved' change in the Official Nebraska State Motto.....from 'THE GOOD LIFE' to the new 'NICE' :-\.    How stupid is THAT? :rolleyes:   We decided that a much better choice would have been what I decided to title this thread....

NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD   It ain't, and we've decided to stay! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :banana: :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 09, 2014, 09:50:30 PM
That is interesting Wolfy.  I am not sure they know exactly what they are talking about though as the fight in 1822 has little, if any factual verification.  There were some artifacts taken from the base of the butte but by whom and where they are I don't know. 

I suspect the name comes from an oral history context regarding the fight and since they have a date it may have originally come from a winter count.

On some of the early maps of this region the butte is referred to as the "hills where the Crows were killed."  I have seen several with this comment.  My 1887 Atlas of Dakota territory says the same thing.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 09, 2014, 09:52:12 PM
Your post title IS better than saying "Nice".  I wonder what -_ _ _ _  _ decided good life was offensive. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2014, 10:02:23 PM
That is interesting Wolfy.  I am not sure they know exactly what they are talking about though as the fight in 1822 has little, if any factual verification.  There were some artifacts taken from the base of the butte but by whom and where they are I don't know. 

I suspect the name comes from an oral history context regarding the fight and since they have a date it may have originally come from a winter count.

On some of the early maps of this region the butte is referred to as the "hills where the Crows were killed."  I have seen several with this comment.  My 1887 Atlas of Dakota territory says the same thing.

Yeah, I read most of the more pertinent & authoritative-sounding replies from that one tribal 'expert' and he indicated that the traditional 'oral' history was sketchy at best and that he trusted the winter counts for more accurate information.....eve n though, he admitted that they were not the most reliable in some cases, so who knows? :shrug:

Your post title IS better than saying "Nice".  I wonder what -_ _ _ _  _ decided good life was offensive. 

Mostly the deep-thinking dorks in the Lincoln/Omaha area seem to decide these things.  They certainly never asked me my opinion because 'NICE' is truly offensive to me.....just plain stupid! :P
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 12:50:49 PM
FAMILY PET'S GRAVESITE, CODY (POPULATION 154), CHERRY COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on August 10, 2014, 01:51:47 PM
probably treated him like (http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif)! and now? hes in a better place 8)...woods
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 10, 2014, 02:21:43 PM
I have a friend whose brother is married to a woman whose family ranches or ranched near Cody Nebraska.  That whole area is nice country but hard on women and dogs.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 02:48:27 PM
Apparently! :[
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Post by: zammer on August 10, 2014, 03:02:33 PM
Some real nice pics wolfy, thanks for adding them  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Dano on August 10, 2014, 03:40:13 PM
Beautiful country you have out there Wolfy, I really like the pics.  Nebraska is on our bucket list some day!!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 04:23:59 PM
BUFFALO HERD, FORT NIOBRARA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, CHERRY COUNTY, NEBRASKA!

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on August 10, 2014, 04:44:17 PM
Great pics Wolfy. I'm glad you got  picture posting figured out. It was worth the wait. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 10, 2014, 04:45:51 PM
Funny I was going to just post "NICE" in my first post. Didn't think you would know what I meant. I should have known better. :)
From what I heard the slogan was stolen from Iowa. Ask me they can have it back.Yours is better.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 05:04:16 PM
Great pics Wolfy. I'm glad you got  picture posting figured out. It was worth the wait. :thumbsup:
Thanks a lot, boss......I'm glad you think so! :cheers:

Funny I was going to just post "NICE" in my first post. Didn't think you would know what I meant. I should have known better. :)
From what I heard the slogan was stolen from Iowa. Ask me they can have it back.Yours is better.
IOWA? :doh:     Now, I AM offended!  :taunt:

Thanks for the vote of confidence on my slogan suggestion......may be we need to start a petition! :cheers:

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on August 10, 2014, 05:13:14 PM
Great pics Wolfy. I'm glad you got  picture posting figured out. It was worth the wait. :thumbsup:

I concur  ;D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: greyhound352 on August 10, 2014, 06:02:04 PM
I am digging all of the ranch pics.

Those hay stackers are something to watch while in operation.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 08:09:28 PM
1880's JAILHOUSE, TRYON (POP. 154), McPHERSON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 08:16:59 PM
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, TRYON, McPHERSON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 08:20:39 PM
SOD HOUSE FOR RENT, TRYON, McPHERSON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 10, 2014, 08:27:11 PM
Not many old sod houses left in the farm country.  There were a couple by our farm in eastern Colorado but if they are not roofed over and kept up they erode and fall in.  That one looks to be hanging on.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: kanukkarhu on August 10, 2014, 10:09:47 PM
Beautiful place, Nebraska. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 11:02:37 PM
Beautiful place, Nebraska. I had no idea. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks ol' buddy! :cheers:   Yeah, lots of people have no idea and that was kind of the inspiration that I had in mind for this thread.  I've had a lot of people that have never been here, or only drive across it on Interstate 80, east & west through the Platte River Valley, tell me it's too FLAT! :lol: :rofl:   Ain't hardly nothin' flat here EXCEPT the Platte River Valley.......exactl y why the Union Pacific Railroad built the first transcontinental route through it, the Oregon & Mormon Trails followed it, and it was selected as one of the major east/west routes for Eisenhower's 'autobahn.'   There's a whole 'nother world out there if people would just venture off the four-lanes a few miles and see for themselves.  IT'S NOT TOO BAD! :popcorn:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 10, 2014, 11:56:16 PM
NEAR CRAWFORD, DAWES COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 11, 2014, 12:00:22 AM
PORTION OF 2012, 250 SQ. MILE FOREST FIRE, CRAWFORD, DAWES COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on August 11, 2014, 06:23:53 AM
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, TRYON, McPHERSON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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that looks a lot like the post office and bar in Norris Montana, my old home :popcorn:...awesome ;pics amigo :)...woods
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: flatlander88 on August 11, 2014, 06:28:31 AM
Great pics Wolfy! I guess every state has its own beauty.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: diogenes on August 11, 2014, 04:38:33 PM
Some very pretty shots you got there, wolfy. I like the look of the prairie a lot. Who ever said Nebraska was such a bad place?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 11, 2014, 05:49:49 PM
Some very pretty shots you got there, wolfy. I like the look of the prairie a lot. Who ever said Nebraska was such a bad place?

Nobody I know.   ???
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 11, 2014, 08:08:02 PM
THUNDERHEADS, NIOBRARA RIVER VALLEY, CHERRY COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 11, 2014, 10:27:59 PM
FORT RANDALL MILITARY RESERVATION IRON BOUNDARY MARKER, LYNCH, BOYD COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Perhaps some of you remember this article that I posted some time back, on the history of 'Old Baldy' which at one time, was situated on what was once, the Fort Randall Military Reservation.  Part of the reservation was in South Dakota and part was in Nebraska.  This article has a map & tells the very interesting tale of the last two of the eight iron markers that once marked the boundaries of the fort.  If you don't wish to read the whole article (it's well worth reading), scroll to the end of the article for a map, pictures and the story of this iron marker in Lynch.

http://www.amerisurv.com/PDF/TheAmericanSurveyor_PenryTowerButte_November2004.pdf

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on August 12, 2014, 04:20:38 AM
Cool read as I sip my morning coffee... thanks wolfy
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 12, 2014, 06:21:40 PM
PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS, MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: mneedham on August 12, 2014, 06:44:32 PM
Great pics Wolf!  Thanks!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: diogenes on August 12, 2014, 07:44:07 PM
I'm enjoying this thread. Keep 'em comin'!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 12, 2014, 08:07:47 PM
Thank you guys! :cheers:   I was hoping to show you something a little different than most folks see who 'flyover' or stay on the interstate.  It's beautiful country. It's home. It ain't ALL flat! :tent:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: kanukkarhu on August 12, 2014, 09:40:01 PM
I'm enjoying this thread. Keep 'em comin'!  :popcorn:
+1, or as we say at work, "amen brutha!" ;)

Wuffy, Nebraska is now on my "must see" list! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on August 13, 2014, 06:17:06 AM
Thank you guys! :cheers:   I was hoping to show you something a little different than most folks see who 'flyover' or stay on the interstate. It's beautiful country. It's home. It ain't ALL flat! :tent:
Then The rumors ARE true....there IS a hill in Nebraska!!!....who'd a thunk it? :P  :taunt: :thumbsup:...woods
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Moe M. on August 13, 2014, 06:52:32 AM
  Very nice pics Wolfy,  tell Heather I think she did a great job with the camera work.    :D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 13, 2014, 09:33:15 AM
Woods & Moe....two friends I can always count on for encouragement. :doh:

Yeah, there are a couple of gopher mounds that rise above the distant horizontal plane of the Nebraska horizon & I DO count on Heather for her computer skills to suck the images off my Canon PowerShot ELPH 110 HS for transfer to Photobucket, so I can access them from my iPad.  You CAN do that with a $29.95 'after-market' cable, but the reviews are terrible on it, so since this method seems to work OK, I think we'll just keep on doing it this way.  :P :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 13, 2014, 09:48:56 AM
In all seriousness the sand hill country of western Nebraska is as good as it gets.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on August 13, 2014, 09:57:42 AM
FAMILY PET'S GRAVESITE, CODY (POPULATION 154), CHERRY COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014080_zpsb33b0e78.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014080_zpsb33b0e78.jpg.html)

Now darnirt.  We've been to Cody and didn't see that.  >:(
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 13, 2014, 10:01:34 AM
Not hard to believe, Tony......we had to cruise the suburbs of Cody for that 'photo opp' ;D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on August 13, 2014, 10:19:59 AM
Shiit.  Now we have to drive to Nabraska..er what ever it is.  We have to see it all.

Dang some moron just hit me.  Serves me right fer eatn' at Booger King.

Should I shoot him?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 13, 2014, 06:44:39 PM
ARTHUR, COUNTY SEAT OF ARTHUR COUNTY (LEAST POPULOUS COUNTY IN NEBRASKA AND 5TH LEAST POPULOUS IN THE NATION), NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014105_zpsc81f3d57.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014105_zpsc81f3d57.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014107_zpse1fba531.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014107_zpse1fba531.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014108_zps28d38a40.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014108_zps28d38a40.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014109_zps682c62f3.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014109_zps682c62f3.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014111_zps0d63c359.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014111_zps0d63c359.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014112_zpsa9cbe918.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014112_zpsa9cbe918.jpg.html)


Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 13, 2014, 06:53:06 PM
MILES OF BIG ROUND, NATIVE MIXED-GRASS HAY BALES, ARTHUR COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014114_zps1d41869d.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014114_zps1d41869d.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014113_zpsaa94924a.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014113_zpsaa94924a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 13, 2014, 07:01:08 PM
Looks like a pretty good year for grass in that country.  I have been through Arthur a few times, back when I lived in Colorado and we hunted over by Winner South Dakota each fall. 

Nice photos Wolfy.  Nice church. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 13, 2014, 07:27:56 PM
You have a good eye for the camera. Some great shots.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 13, 2014, 08:15:58 PM
Thank you, friends!  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: hiwa on August 13, 2014, 10:17:19 PM
Thanks for the tour Wolfy. Had no idea what Nebraska looked like up close. It ain't bad !

Pete
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on August 14, 2014, 04:41:06 AM
Thanks for the personal tour of your home State Wolfy...she's a good looking place, I'm enjoying these pics  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 14, 2014, 10:47:22 PM
LOOKING EAST FROM DINING HALL PORCH TOWARD POST HEADQUARTERS & COMMONS, FORT ROBINSON, DAWES & SIOUX COUNTIES, NEBRASKA

A MAJOR POST IN THE WARS AGAINST THE LAKOTA & OTHER PLAINS TRIBES AND THE LARGEST TRAINING CENTER FOR U.S. ARMY CAVALRY HORSES.  MANY 'BUFFALO SOLDIERS' WERE STATIONED & TRAINED HERE & IT SERVED AS THE ARMY'S TRAINING CENTER FOR THE K-9 CORPS DURING WWII

(CRAZY HORSE WAS ACCIDENTALLY BAYONETTED & DIED HERE WHEN INDIAN POLICE WERE ATTEMPTING TO IMPRISON HIM IN THE GUARDHOUSE)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014095_zps2e771779.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014095_zps2e771779.jpg.html)

PRAIRIE SUNFLOWER HOSTING LADY BUGS & HONEYBEE (STATE INSECT), SIOUX COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014088_zps3d204033.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014088_zps3d204033.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 15, 2014, 02:19:27 PM
Did you take the stage ride that goes from the remaining farriers stations and heads down south and around to the east and back?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 15, 2014, 04:22:08 PM
No, we didn't have the time this year, we were trying to beat the rush hour traffic from Chadron. :lol:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 15, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
Don't like them plywood stage coaches eh?   ??? 

When we were there last time we went to Ft. Robinson and the next morning had a private visit to the MOTFT and then went to a ranch east and north of there to hear a talk by the rancher on where he thinks Crazy Horse is buried.  He wrote a book by the name of "To Kill an Eagle".  Makes a cogent argument about where he is and, in fact, claims to know. (at least as I understood him).

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 15, 2014, 04:47:31 PM
When we were there last time we went to Ft. Robinson and the next morning had a private visit to the MOTFT and then went to a ranch east and north of there to hear a talk by the rancher on where he thinks Crazy Horse is buried.  He wrote a book by the name of "To Kill an Eagle".  Makes a cogent argument about where he is and, in fact, claims to know. (at least as I understood him).


We definitely need to talk! :hail:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Sarge on August 16, 2014, 04:24:43 AM
Beautiful country, wolfy! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Dude McLean on August 25, 2014, 12:26:49 PM

 very cool tour , good photos, great looking country, thanks for the eye opener..

 much of it reminds me of parts of California..

 Dude
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Alan Halcon on August 25, 2014, 03:31:07 PM
What, Dude.... You aint think'n of no Southern California.

Color me jealous

the only thing I see in Southern California is this

(http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/drought-Lake-San-Antonio-san-luis-obispo-county-.jpg)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Draco on August 25, 2014, 05:15:20 PM
Great pictures.  I have been through Nebraska before and did not see those cool things. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 25, 2014, 06:12:49 PM
Great pictures.  I have been through Nebraska before and did not see those cool things. 
Drove across on I-80 didn't ya'? :doh: :deadhorse:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Draco on August 25, 2014, 06:44:39 PM
 
Great pictures.  I have been through Nebraska before and did not see those cool things. 
Drove across on I-80 didn't ya'? :doh: :deadhorse:

 :lol:  Well I only drove as as fast as I could get away with.   :taunt:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 25, 2014, 06:57:33 PM
We all do! ;D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Dude McLean on August 26, 2014, 06:58:43 PM

Alan,  central valley in ca..

 Dude
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 28, 2014, 06:48:12 PM
CORN & SOYBEAN FIELDS, LOWER AOWA CREEK/MISSOURI RIVER VALLEYS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0156_zps7470b21e.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0156_zps7470b21e.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0157_zpse0adf49a.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0157_zpse0adf49a.jpg.html)




MY OFFICE 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 28, 2014, 07:48:35 PM
I just love those river valleys and the high ground along the ancient river banks.  Great pictures Wolfy.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: crashdive123 on August 29, 2014, 04:23:13 AM
More fantastic pictures.....thanks! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 08:34:52 AM
NEBRASKA'S STATE FLOWER (GOLDENROD), DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0160_zps62f76bcd.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0160_zps62f76bcd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 08:50:21 AM
YELLOW & PURPLE CONEFLOWERS (ECHINACEA), DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0161_zps2f99d267.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0161_zps2f99d267.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on August 29, 2014, 09:07:52 AM
Great pics and reveal of an unappreciated beauty out there.

Keep posting farmer.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 10:24:53 AM
POTENTIAL NEW CORDAGE MATERIAL OR CHRISTMAS TREE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0154_zps32918dea.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0154_zps32918dea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Spyder1958 on August 29, 2014, 02:18:18 PM
I'm liking your office Craig, I can see doing a deer stalk or drive along those tree lines and bottoms :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on August 29, 2014, 02:40:54 PM
Wow Craig, I may just have to deliver my next order to Nebraska to see it for myself, judging from the pictures it doesn't all suck  ;) although having rag weed as the state flower is giving me hay fever.

Is your state tourist board charged with keeping people from visiting so you Nebraskans can avoid crowds and have it all to yourselves?  Because I have never seen an ad to visit and there is obviously a bunch to see.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 03:52:20 PM
I'm liking your office Craig, I can see doing a deer stalk or drive along those tree lines and bottoms :thumbsup:
Graylan, I'm pleased you like my 'office'.....I'm lucky to have it!   I've managed to shoot 1-2 deer per year from those bluffs and creek bottoms for the last 50 years.   I suppose all tolled, we take around 6-10 deer per season from the farm.  The last couple of seasons have been a bust, though......I"ll bet the EHD wiped out 90% of them.   They ARE showing signs of recovery, but most of them have not had the time to grow to a decent size.  They'll be back. :)

Wow Craig, I may just have to deliver my next order to Nebraska to see it for myself, judging from the pictures it doesn't all suck  ;) although having rag weed as the state flower is giving me hay fever.

Is your state tourist board charged with keeping people from visiting so you Nebraskans can avoid crowds and have it all to yourselves?  Because I have never seen an ad to visit and there is obviously a bunch to see.

Thanks, Mike, but you are confusing our state flower (goldenrod) with ragweed....two separate plants, altogether.  Not an unusual mistake....Google 'goldenrod' or 'ragweed' and you will get pictures of both of them on the same page! :P :shrug:

http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu/Horticulture/documents/Ragweedvs.Goldenrod.pdf

Amazingly, our board of tourism does a pretty decent job.  Tourism is the state's 3rd largest industry and an important part of our economy.  I will add a link to get a FREE slick tour guide to the state.....lots of pictures of the different regions taken by photographers a LOT better than I am! :-[  :P

http://www.visitnebraska.com/travel-tools/travel-guide-request
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on August 29, 2014, 04:20:59 PM
I'm liking your office Craig, I can see doing a deer stalk or drive along those tree lines and bottoms :thumbsup:
Graylan, I'm pleased you like my 'office'.....I'm lucky to have it!   I've managed to shoot 1-2 deer per year from those bluffs and creek bottoms for the last 50 years.   I suppose all tolled, we take around 6-10 deer per season from the farm.  The last couple of seasons have been a bust, though......I"ll bet the EHD wiped out 90% of them.   They ARE showing signs of recovery, but most of them have not had the time to grow to a decent size.  They'll be back. :)

Wow Craig, I may just have to deliver my next order to Nebraska to see it for myself, judging from the pictures it doesn't all suck  ;) although having rag weed as the state flower is giving me hay fever.

Is your state tourist board charged with keeping people from visiting so you Nebraskans can avoid crowds and have it all to yourselves?  Because I have never seen an ad to visit and there is obviously a bunch to see.

Thanks, Mike, but you are confusing our state flower (goldenrod) with ragweed....two separate plants, altogether.  Not an unusual mistake....Google 'goldenrod' or 'ragweed' and you will get pictures of both of them on the same page! :P :shrug:

http://baker.ifas.ufl.edu/Horticulture/documents/Ragweedvs.Goldenrod.pdf

Amazingly, our board of tourism does a pretty decent job.  Tourism is the state's 3rd largest industry and an important part of our economy.  I will add a link to get a FREE slick tour guide to the state.....lots of pictures of the different regions taken by photographers a LOT better than I am! :-[  :P

http://www.visitnebraska.com/travel-tools/travel-guide-request

Excellent, I happily stand corrected.   :thumbsup:

Thanks.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 29, 2014, 04:45:49 PM
I like those purple cone flowers, they are a sign of healthy rangeland. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 05:10:36 PM
I like those purple cone flowers, they are a sign of healthy rangeland. 

That's good to know....not surprising, either in the case of those pictures.  I know the ground has never seen a plow or maybe even grazed! :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 29, 2014, 06:37:54 PM
MONARCH BUTTERFLY, FUELING UP FOR THE FLIGHT TO MEXICO, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0162_zps3987c328.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/Summer%20Aug%2028%202014/IMG_0162_zps3987c328.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: mneedham on August 29, 2014, 08:03:01 PM
Every time this thread comes up, I read the title and chuckle.  Good stuff Wolf!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 31, 2014, 05:33:17 PM
CLASSIC HOT-BEEF SANDWICH (HOME-BAKED BREAD, REAL MASHED POTATOES W/LUMPS, FORK-TENDER 100% NEBRASKA CORN-FED BEEF, HOME-MADE GRAVY), SATURDAY NOON SPECIAL, LEGACY RESTAURANT, NEWCASTLE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014001_zps49e526a0.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014001_zps49e526a0.jpg.html)

WOLFY APPROVED! :drool:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on August 31, 2014, 05:40:10 PM
CLASSIC HOT-BEEF SANDWICH (HOME-BAKED BREAD, REAL MASHED POTATOES W/LUMPS, FORK-TENDER 100% NEBRASKA CORN-FED BEEF, HOME-MADE GRAVY), SATURDAY NOON SPECIAL, LEGACY RESTAURANT, NEWCASTLE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014001_zps49e526a0.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014001_zps49e526a0.jpg.html)

WOLFY APPROVED! :drool:

Damn, just tell me it was $7.99 or less and I'm gassing up the car and heading west.  :drool:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 31, 2014, 05:45:32 PM
Fill 'er up, Mike.....$5.95 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on August 31, 2014, 06:02:05 PM
Sum(http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif).  That looks good. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on August 31, 2014, 06:20:53 PM
Fill 'er up, Mike.....$5.95 8)

Time for google maps.   O:-)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 31, 2014, 06:46:13 PM
JUST WATCH FOR THE SIGNS AT EVERY BORDER CROSSING

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014013_zps705e760d.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-30%20labor%20day%20weekend%202014/labordayweekend2014013_zps705e760d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 01, 2014, 07:13:02 PM
MISSOURI NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER EDUCATION & RESOURCE CENTER, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-01%20Monday%20Labor%20Day/MondayLaborDay007_zps7c4ab8f9.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-01%20Monday%20Labor%20Day/MondayLaborDay007_zps7c4ab8f9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 02, 2014, 11:42:25 PM
MISSOURI RIVER, 59 MILE RECREATIONAL RIVER SECTION TERMINUS, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

THIS IS THE END OF THE 59 MILE UNCHANNELIZED SECTION THAT RUNS BETWEEN GAVINS POINT DAM & PONCA STATE PARK, AT RIVER MILE 753.  IT HAS BEEN PROTECTED AS A 'RECREATIONAL RIVER' FOR WILDLIFE PROTECTION AND USE AS A CANOE & KAYAK TRAIL.  IT IS AS CLOSE A RIVER TO THAT WHICH LEWIS & CLARK TRAVELED AS IS POSSIBLE TO PRESERVE TODAY.  BELOW THIS POINT TO THE MOUTH AT ST. LOUIS IS THE CHANNELIZED PORTION.

http://www.nps.gov/mnrr/planyourvisit/upload/59-Mile-Reach-map.pdf

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 02, 2014, 11:56:58 PM
VIEWS UPSTREAM FROM MILE 753 OF THE RECREATIONAL RIVER TRAIL, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA 
:canoe: :canoe: :canoe: :canoe:  :camp: :chopwood: :banana: :banana:

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on September 03, 2014, 04:07:56 AM
Good stuff wolfy, keep em coming. Interesting pics made more so by all the history which you are adding along to it  :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on September 03, 2014, 04:15:49 AM
I love this thread.  Keep going!

Tony
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 05, 2014, 08:26:31 PM
Wolfy, you going?
http://www.missouririverexpo.com/
I am thinking about it. If I don't have to work.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 05, 2014, 09:55:24 PM
This is the 10th year for the Expo and Heather & I have volunteered our time nearly every year since its inception.  It is a wonderful experience for families with lots of things for kids to take part in, but we are undecided at this time.  I REALLY want to attend an educational event in North Platte & Hayes Center that weekend, too.  As you know, I am a history-oriented person & a student of things that occurred in Nebraska in the early days of the state, especially.  There are some lectures by some experts in the history of 'The Great Buffalo Hunt' when Bill Cody, General George Custer,  General Phil Sheridan, Grand Duke Alexis of Russia, Spotted Tail and 1000 of his followers gathered on Red Willow Creek near Hayes Center to hunt buffalo in 1872.  There is a narrated bus tour from North Platte to the area where Camp Hayes was located and it is on private ground, so you can't just visit the spot on a whim.  At this time, we plan on making the 6 hour drive out there to hear what they've put together to commemorate the hunt.  We will be making the decision in the next few days.  There's TOO MUCH to do here, but IT'S NOT TOO BAD! :thumbsup:

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Moe M. on September 06, 2014, 05:13:35 AM
PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS, MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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  Look at those flowers and tell me again how this world was created by accident.   :doh:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on September 06, 2014, 06:08:04 AM
Oh He has a plan.  And we only have to surrender.  The beauty of this world is jaw dropping.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 06, 2014, 06:16:55 PM
You said it brother. I have seen things that if I had any doubt it would have been removed.
Wolfy, sounds like you have some plans and a long drive. Have a good time & take more pictures. If we go I will tell you all about it.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
PIONEER COURAGE PARK & SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA'S WILDERNESS PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Installed in 2005 and 2009, Sculptors Blair Buswell of Highland, Utah, and Ed Fraughton of South Jordan, Utah, created Pioneer Courage with four pioneer families and their covered wagons departing westward from Omaha. Each wagon stands approximately 12' high and more than 40' long when the oxen, horses or mules are placed in their hitches. Individual characters range in height from 3' to 7 1/2'. This site also includes Blair Buswell's Wagon Master that stands at 11' tall and weighs approximately 2,000 pounds. The Wagon Master served as a crucial element to wagon trains, guiding their members west and looking after the families and their supplies. Ed's Hunter Group portrays the constant need to provide additional nourishment and supplement the families' meals with meat.

Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness consists of 67 bronze and stainless steel works by Kent Ullberg, N.A., F.N.S.S., of Corpus Christi, Texas. His site occupies the Bank properties on all four corners of the 16th and Dodge intersection as well as works on 15th Street. This wildlife monument includes 3 bulls standing at 8' and weighing nearly 1,400 pounds, several yearling bulls, and 2 cows with their calves, as well as a large water feature with 8' Canada Geese in bronze taking flight. As the geese fly across the street they are attached to 18' bronze trees, a traffic signal, the corner of a building, a light post, 2 other poles, and culminate with several stainless steel geese suspended within the glass atrium of the Bank's headquarters. Each of these works has been strategically placed to engage visitors, particularly children, as they pass.

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 01:20:14 PM
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 01:24:04 PM
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, OMAHA, NEBRASKA

The Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park - consists of more than 120 individual bronze pieces integrated within an urban environment that covers more than six city blocks. Individual sculpture pieces are one-and-a-quarter life-size and range in weight from 400 pounds to 12,000 pounds. In total the project took 400,000 man hours or 182 man years.

You can actually walk alongside pioneers and experience what happens when their wagon train startles a heard of buffalo and creates a stampede right through downtown buildings. That stampede, in turn flushes a flock of Canada Geese which fly from a spectacular fountain through the 40 story First National Bank Tower.

The Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness

Sculpted by artist Kent Ullberg, Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness Park sits atop a granite fountain, where jets of water give the illusion of geese taking flight. Working in tandem with First National's Pioneer Courage Park, the two sculptures begin with a wagon train startling a herd of buffalo, which in turn flushes the geese. Beginning at the southeast corner of 16th and Dodge Streets, the sculpture continues through the four corners of that intersection, and culminates in the Winter Garden. The first geese are composed in bronze, while more and more stainless steel is incorporated, until the last geese are entirely made of steel. This process is very complex, considering the two metals melt at drastically different temperatures. The traditional bronze alludes to Nebraska's history, while a more progressive stainless steel points to the future.

The fountain contains roughly 43,000 gallons of water and circulates over 159,000 gallons an hour.
The fountain's base is made from Absolute granite, and the paving stones are Hayton stone, quarried near Valders, Wisconsin.
Consisting of over 50 geese, each larger-than-life goose weighs approximately 200 pounds and was made from at least 12 different pieces.
Pioneer Courage Park

Working in conjunction with Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness Park, this sculpture begins at 14th and Capitol streets. It is the result of the collaboration of two artists, Blair Buswell and Ed Fraughton. Consisting of several pioneer families, Pioneer Courage brings to life an integral part of America's history and the part Omaha played in the migration and building of the West.

The individual pieces that will make up the monument are cast predominantly in bronze and are 1.25 times life size.
The landscape consists of 2,500 tons of limestone, or roughly 125 truckloads. It's primarily Hayton stone quarried near Valders,Wisconsin.
Begun in 2003, future phases are scheduled to be completed over the next several years.
 

The Spirit of Nebraska's Wilderness and Pioneer Courage Park is located between 1400 Capitol Street and 1600 Dodge Street in downtown Omaha Nebraska. There is parking located both on street and off street adjacent to the parks. The park is easily access from I-480, exits are east bound is 3A and west bound is exit 3 to 14th Street then south to Capitol.

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 07, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
Those are impressive bronzes Wolfy.  The artist really captured the look of wagons moving across the landscape.  Great detail. 

You really ought to get a job working for Nebraska's tourism board.  :-X
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 02:23:41 PM
Thanks, Stan.....I've got more to put up later, but I've got to go mow the danged lawn again.  It rained me out night before last and then we had to go to Omaha yesterday, so Heather could see her new, twin great-nephews.  I didn't get any pictures of them.....they looked like babies to me. :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 05:06:40 PM
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-06%20Sep%20Park%20and%20Omaha/SepParkandOmaha023_zps1fb90520.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-06%20Sep%20Park%20and%20Omaha/SepParkandOmaha023_zps1fb90520.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 07, 2014, 05:13:54 PM
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-06%20Sep%20Park%20and%20Omaha/SepParkandOmaha021_zpsca8dbffc.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-06%20Sep%20Park%20and%20Omaha/SepParkandOmaha021_zpsca8dbffc.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 07, 2014, 08:11:15 PM
I have been to this spot in Omaha. It really is something to see. Never heard the history
until now. Thanks.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 08, 2014, 03:38:45 PM
SPIRIT OF NEBRASKA'S WILDERNESS PARK, BETWEEN CAPITOL & DODGE STREETS ON 14TH, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OMAHA, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: imnukensc on September 08, 2014, 05:31:50 PM
Good stuff through this entire thread, wolfy, good stuff.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on September 11, 2014, 03:25:04 AM
Those are pretty cool, nice to see they are not all graphfitied(sp) up
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2014, 12:51:27 PM
TURKEY MOMS & KIDS, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2014, 12:54:42 PM
FIRST SIGN OF FALL, SUMAC TURNING RED, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 18, 2014, 01:24:15 PM
That Sumac is pretty.  There are lots of turkeys here this year too. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2014, 05:57:49 PM
LOTS OF 'EM OUT TODAY, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2014, 06:04:32 PM
RED PHASE SUMAC, MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 18, 2014, 06:13:03 PM
FOUR OF OUR FRESHLY DUG RED PONTIAC TATERS W/#8 OPINEL, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on September 20, 2014, 10:27:54 AM
Nothin tastes as good as a freshly dug up spud......boiled up, a little salt and pepper....real butter  :drool:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 25, 2014, 07:09:05 PM
BASSWOOD SAPLING IN THE SPOTLIGHT, BLOODROOT TRAIL, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 28, 2014, 04:37:50 PM
AUTUMN WOODBINE TURNING RED, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-28%20Model%20P%20Colt/ModelPColt002_zps699f6a99.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-09-28%20Model%20P%20Colt/ModelPColt002_zps699f6a99.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on September 28, 2014, 07:51:48 PM
lotsa additional great shots added to this thread Craig....anything from the rendezvous?...or did i blink and missed them somehow :(
i just got back yesterday from a couple days in the mountains with Ridgewalker and was wondrin about your trip :shrug:...Dave
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 28, 2014, 09:17:18 PM
I got a few shots of the guys playing the parts of the major players at the hunt, but my camera battery died while traveling to the actual hunt site.  I found out I was in trouble the night before in the motel room when I went to charge it and discovered that I'd brought the wrong charger! :-[ :P

I'll get what I do have up later.  I was disappointed in the talk that Dr. Bleed gave on the bus trip to the site, too.  I'd been there before and it was nothing different than what I had already seen & learned on my own.  He had forgotten his notes and he shouldn't have......he gave out some misinformation and was just flat WRONG on a couple of things in the Q&A period following his talk.  He's an archeologist, not an historian......and it showed. :P

The most recent "dig" that he led, only produced a sewing awl, but many of the objects that had already been found on previous digs by others are included in his book.......which he was signing and selling after the $50 bus ride.  I didn't buy one.......it's available on Amazon and The Museum of the Fur Trade where I get a 10% discount. 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 29, 2014, 06:35:36 PM
THE LAST GREAT BUFFALO HUNT OF 1872,  NORTH PLATTE &  HAYES CENTER,  LINCOLN COUNTY, NEBRASKA

Heather & I went out to the site of the buffalo hunt in western Nebraska this past weekend.  The rendezvous commemorates the visit by the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia to the plains of our state in 1872.  I took some photos of the people portraying the famous group of historic figures who were there and thought you might enjoy seeing them, too.  My camera battery died or I would have had more pictures of the 1872 campsite....I took the wrong charger with me! :P

I copied this out of Wikipedia, for a little background on the hunt.....

Trip to the hunting grounds
Preparations for the hunt were extensive and had been carried out under the command of General Joel Palmer. Two companies of infantry in wagons, two companies of cavalry, the cavalry's regimental band, outriders, night herders, couriers, cooks had been mobilized for the event.

The Grand Duke in the company of General Philip Sheridan, General Edward Ord, and Lt. Colonel (Brevet Major General) George Armstrong Custer, the latter having been selected to be grand marshal of the hunt, arrived at Fort McPherson on 13 January 1872, by a special train provided by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. They were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd, headed by William Frederick Cody (known as Buffalo Bill). After speeches, the Duke's party set out for the hunting grounds.[47]

The Duke and General Sheridan rode in an open carriage, drawn by four horses. William Frederick Cody escorted the party with five ambulances, a light wagon for luggage, three wagons of "champagne and royal spirits" and fifteen to twenty extra saddle horses. A relay of horses was set up at Medicine Creek, about half way to the camp, where the party stopped for lunch. The journey then continued to their camp which they called "Camp Alexis" on the Red Willow Creek. The 2d Cavalry band was in place and in tune; "Hail to the Chief" was played when the Grand Duke arrived. The entire trip covered about 50 miles and took approximately eight hours.

The camp consisted of two hospital tents (used as dining tent), ten wall tents and tents for servants and soldiers. Three wall tents were floored and the Grand Duke's was carpeted with oriental rugs. Box stoves and Sibley stoves were provided for the tents.

Cody had discussed the hunt with Spotted Tail, chief of the Brul? Lakota, who had agreed to meet the "great chief from across the water who was coming there to visit him." About 600 warriors of different Sioux tribes, led by Spotted Tail, War Bonnet, Black Hat, Red Leaf, Whistler and Pawnee Killer, assembled to greet the grand duke at the hunting camp. They had been provided with ten thousand rations of flour, sugar, coffee, and 1,000 pounds of tobacco for their trouble - twenty-five wagon loads in all.

At the start of the party, Spotted Tail, dressed in a suit, which didn?t fit him, with an army belt upside down and an extremely awkward look was introduced to the Grand Duke. Then the Indian chief extended his hand, and greeted the Grand Duke with the customary "How."

For the amusement of Alexei the Indians staged exercises of horsemanship, lance-throwing and bow-shooting. Then there was a sham fight, showing the Indian mode of warfare, closing up with a grand war dance. It was noticed that Grand Duke Alexei paid considerable attention to a good-looking Indian maiden. Concerned that his mother, Empress Maria Alexandrovna, might receive reports of his flirtations, he wrote her from St. Louis: "Regarding my success with American ladies about which so much is written in the newspapers, I can openly say, that this is complete nonsense. They looked on me from the beginning as they would look on a wild animal, as on a crocodile or other unusual beast." .[45]

However, a dispute broke out, but Alexei was able to calm down the fight with gifts of red and green blankets, ivory-handled hunting knives and a large bag of silver dollars. A formal council took place in Sheridan's tent and a peace pipe was passed around. Spotted Tail seized the chance to press his demand for the right to hunt freely south of the Platte River and for more than one store in which to trade.[45] [48]


Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich killing a buffalo with a pistol shot on 15 January 1872
The buffalo hunt
The big hunt took place on the Grand Duke's 22nd birthday, 14 January 1872. For the hunt the Duke wore a jacket and trousers of heavy gray cloth, trimmed with green, the buttons bearing the Imperial Russian coat-of-arms. He wore his boots outside his trousers in the European way, which was unusual for his American hosts. Alexei carried a Russian hunting knife, and an American revolver, bearing the coats-of-arms of the United States and Russia on the handle, which he had recently received as a present. The hunting party approached buffalo herd several miles up the Red Willow Creek. The Grand Duke rode William Cody's celebrated buffalo horse "Buckskin Joe", which had been trained to ride at full gallop with a target so that the best shot could be made. As soon as a herd of buffalo was seen, some two miles away, Alexei wanted to make a charge but was restrained by William Cody. The party moved to the windward and gradually approached the herd. Within a hundred yards of the fleeing buffalo, the Grand Duke, not accustomed to shooting from a running horse, fired, but missed. Cody rode up close beside Alexei, handed him his own famed .48-caliber rifle, "Lucretia", the one with which he claimed to have killed 4,200 buffalo and advised him not to fire until he was on the flank of the buffalo. When Alexei tried again, he brought down his game. The hide of the dead buffalo was carefully removed and dressed; the Grand Duke took it home as a souvenir of his hunt on the western plains. Twenty to thirty animals were killed on the first day of the hunt. The party returned early to camp, where there was a liberal supply of champagne and other beverages provided, and the evening was spent in frontier style.

The next morning Spotted Tail requested him to hunt by the side of Two Lance, chief of the Nakota Sioux tribe, so that he could see a demonstration of the Indian way of hunting. Coming up to a heard of buffalo, Two Lance demonstrated his skill by killing a large animal with one arrow which passed entirely through the body of the running buffalo. The arrow was preserved and given to Alexei. The Grand Duke killed two buffalo, one of them at 100 paces distance, with a pistol shot.

On the conclusion of the hunt, when returning to Fort McPherson, General Sheridan proposed that William Cody take the reins and show Alexei the old style of stage driving over the plains with the horses at full gallop. The heavy ambulance bounded over the rough prairie, while the occupants could hardly keep their seats. Grand Duke Alexei was pleased with his hunting trip. When he and Cody parted in Fort McPherson, he presented Cody with a fur coat and expensive cuff links.


Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich and General George Armstrong Custer in Topeka, at the end of the buffalo hunt
From there the train continued to Denver where the Grand Duke arrived on 17 January. While in Denver, he attended an honorary ball sponsored by the Pioneer Club and visited some mines. Alexei apparently loved the new sport he had just learned and hunted buffalo again near Colorado Springs, on his return trip from Denver through Kansas to St. Louis. However, the horses used to hunt in eastern Colorado were cavalry mounts and unaccustomed to buffalo; several hunters were injured during the resulting confusion. Alexei was unhurt and succeeded in killing as many as 25 buffalo. He even shot a few more from the train on its way across western Kansas toward Topeka, which was reached on 22 January.[49] It is claimed that, by the time they reached St. Louis, the party's supply of caviar and champagne had been exhausted.[47][50][51][52][53][54][55]

General Custer became one of the Duke's best friends. He accompanied the Duke and his entourage through Kansas, to St. Louis, New Orleans, and finally to Florida. They continued to correspond with one another up until Custer's death. In the United States, the hunt is remembered as "The Great Royal Buffalo Hunt". Starting from the year 2000, Hayes Center, Nebraska organizes each year the "Grand Duke Alexis Rendezvous" featuring a reenactment of the buffalo hunt.[56]

Grand Duke Alexei received as a gift from chief Spotted Tail an Indian wigwam and a bow and arrows. The Grand Duke took them back to St. Petersburg. At present they are kept at the museum in Tver. In memory of his adventures in the America, the Grand Duke organized every year a special entertainment. The actors arrived to a village of tents in old carriages drawn by heavy horses. On the palaces lake there were "Indian" pirogues. Men with swords and tomahawks danced with women dressed in long old skirts. The performance was supposed to give the attendance an image of the American Old West.[57
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 29, 2014, 07:14:20 PM
GROUP SHOT OF THE MAIN PLAYERS
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MOSES "CALIFORNIA JOE" MILNER, FRIEND OF WILLIAM CODY, CUSTER'S FAVORITE SCOUT
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GRAND DUKE ALEXEI ALEXANDROVICH
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GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER
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SPOTTED TAIL, CHIEF OF THE BRULE LAKOTA
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COLONEL WILLIAM FREDERICK CODY
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ELIZABETH BACON CUSTER & GRAND DUKE ALEXIS
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CUSTER AT THE GRAND DUKE'S TENT AFTER A HARD DAY'S HUNT
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COLONEL CODY & CALIFORNIA JOE VISITING AT THE GRAND DUKE'S TENT
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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 29, 2014, 07:16:35 PM
Those are great photos Wolfy.  Thanks.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 30, 2014, 09:01:17 AM
EARLY AUTUMN COLORS SHOWING UP, BIGLEY'S RAVINE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 30, 2014, 09:07:16 AM
YOUNG JAKES WORKIN' ON THEIR NIGHT MOVES, BIGLEY'S RAVINE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 30, 2014, 12:46:59 PM
It certainly is pretty country this time of year.  Those Jakes are looking pretty darn big for this time of year. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on October 09, 2014, 10:04:45 AM
And it might soon be a world record holder in this category..... :popcorn:
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=971_1412856827 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=971_1412856827)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 09, 2014, 10:51:58 AM
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" :hail:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 09, 2014, 03:33:04 PM
GAVIN'S POINT DAM, CROFTON, KNOX COUNTY, NEBRASKA
"BEST LITTLE TOWN BY A DAM SITE"


Smallest dam of the Missouri Basin's mainstem dams with 6 spillway gates open. Powerhouse in background. 
(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-09%20Rolling%20Block%20and%20Yankton/RollingBlockandYankton001_zpse8906942.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-09%20Rolling%20Block%20and%20Yankton/RollingBlockandYankton001_zpse8906942.jpg.html)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 09, 2014, 04:40:45 PM
Nebraska is a pretty state.  I have never seen a lot of photos of the eastern part as most of what I see is from the Chadron area over to Fort Robinson.  This whole thread has been very interesting.  Thanks Wolfy. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 15, 2014, 08:13:31 PM
FALL COLORS NEARING THEIR PEAK, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/fbc69a21-e3e3-4b41-af4c-1de70aa1fddc_zpsebec66e8.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/fbc69a21-e3e3-4b41-af4c-1de70aa1fddc_zpsebec66e8.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/springfield64-84003_zps2026f231.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/springfield64-84003_zps2026f231.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/2a73a41f-2131-4848-b95b-f98c9d247afb_zps2844880f.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-15%20springfield%2064%20-%2084/2a73a41f-2131-4848-b95b-f98c9d247afb_zps2844880f.jpg.html)

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 15, 2014, 09:49:54 PM
Assuming you took these in the last week or so you had a beautiful fall.  Ours was strange this year, half turned color and were gone while the other half were still green.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 15, 2014, 10:20:59 PM
I took those three shots around 4:00 this afternoon (10/15/2014) while out for a stroll in the state park with my brother.....BEAUTIF UL day!  Sunshine, light wind, 70*, turkeys out in full force again, but I figured people were getting tired of turkey pictures, so none of them.  Great camping weather, but we're getting ready to start combining soybeans......maybe tomorrow or the day after.  Beans are still a little 'gummy', but the pods are dry. :-\
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Bearhunter on October 16, 2014, 03:31:55 AM
Nice shots Wolfy :cool:
I've been through Nebraska a few times. It's a beautiful state :cheers:


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 18, 2014, 12:24:08 PM
FALL SOYBEAN HARVEST BEGINS, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine007_zpsb7c39bd8.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine007_zpsb7c39bd8.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine001_zpsf67438ac.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine001_zpsf67438ac.jpg.html)


(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine003_zpscb890fe7.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-10-18%20Combine/Combine003_zpscb890fe7.jpg.html)
EXCELLENT BEANS, PRICES SUCK! :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 18, 2014, 01:51:30 PM
when crops are good prices are down.  When I have just a few calves prices are near record highs.  It's a plot I tell you.  :-X

That is a great photo of the hill behind that field.  Looks like Whitetail heaven.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Draco on October 18, 2014, 04:29:34 PM
That can't be you driving that tractor.  No bib overalls.   :lol: :taunt:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 18, 2014, 04:49:35 PM
when crops are good prices are down.  When I have just a few calves prices are near record highs.  It's a plot I tell you.  :-X

That is a great photo of the hill behind that field.  Looks like Whitetail heaven.

Thanks, Stan.......it USED to be Whitetail heaven, until EHD reared its ugly head! :'(

That can't be you driving that tractor.  No bib overalls.   :lol: :taunt:
Good eye, George! :thumbsup:  That's my neighbor in the combine......I'm behind the lens in the pickup! :lol:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 18, 2014, 08:12:34 PM
FALL ARRIVES IN THE AOWA VALLEY, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 18, 2014, 09:26:39 PM
That is a beautiful valley.  What is the name, Aowa, as far as origin.  Sounds like the correct spelling of Iowa.  :-\
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 18, 2014, 09:40:05 PM
It probably is some kind of bastardization of the 'Iowa' Indian name, but I see it spelled 'Aoway', 'Ayowa' & 'Ayoway' on various old maps of the region, state and county.  It is now officially spelled 'Aowa' on all state & county maps.  Captain Meriwether Lewis referred to it as 'Rologe' Creek and Clark spelled it that same way on his map......one of the few times the two of them spelled ANYTHING the same way twice! :shrug: :rofl:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 20, 2014, 05:24:09 PM
AUTUMN GOLD, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014032_zps0e2b4742.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014032_zps0e2b4742.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014039_zps9202496f.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-08-05%20Summer%202014/Summer2014039_zps9202496f.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Bearhunter on October 20, 2014, 05:32:37 PM
Those are some nice pics Wolfy... I'm glad that you finally figured out how to use a camera :rofl:
:cheers: ;)


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on October 20, 2014, 07:24:07 PM
Some nice equipment.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on October 20, 2014, 07:29:48 PM
  Pretty country! Not like I expected. I thought you had more "flat land" in your "neck o' the woods". I was mistaken... Ya got some nice "breaks" there. I like it from here, after seeing the pics. Be happy to see more whan ya get the time!
;)


So, Thanks for taking the time to share your area.  Very nice!
:thumbsup:


:D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 20, 2014, 07:39:30 PM
Those are some nice pics Wolfy... I'm glad that you finally figured out how to use a camera :rofl:
:cheers: ;)


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)

I knew how to use a camera, BH.....I just didn't have one to use! :'(

Some nice equipment.

I'll tell my neighbor that you like it.....it's our ground & crop, his equipment. ;D

  Pretty country! Not like I expected. I thought you had more "flat land" in your "neck o' the woods". I was mistaken... Ya got some nice "breaks" there. I like it from here, after seeing the pics. Be happy to see more whan ya get the time!
;)


So, Thanks for taking the time to share your area.  Very nice!
:thumbsup:


:D
Thanks, JB.....I really do feel lucky to live here in this corner of the state.   The Fall colors are just beautiful this year and they're lasting a loooong time, too.   Lots of varied terrain, streams, small lakes and woodlands up here in the northeast part of the state, too.  All in all......it's not too bad. :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 20, 2014, 08:59:39 PM
it sure as heck isn't.  It is extremely interesting country and very beautiful this time of year.  Your photo essay on this is impressive Wolfy, all the way from western Nebraska to the Missouri river.  You did a good job with it and, like MnSprt said, its a lot different that I expected. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 20, 2014, 10:10:37 PM
Thank you, so much, Stan.....I really appreciate the compliment!   I'll continue to add to the thread when I get some shots that I think some of you would like to see.  Nebraska is a pretty diverse place when it comes to terrain and scenery.  Of course, I'm used to the northeastern portion because I've lived, farmed, hunted & fished here all of my life, but I love and appreciate the beauty, attractions, history & diversity of the rest of state, too.  The more regions and the more of its residents that I meet, the more I appreciate living here.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on October 20, 2014, 10:29:05 PM
Great autumn pics! I love seeing the leaves changing.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 13, 2014, 07:04:49 PM
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES

LAST DAY OF THE 2014 CORN HARVEST, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

November 13, 2014....the last day of harvest.  Clear and VERY cold harvest season, but we were extremely lucky that the first large snow 'event' of the season passed just north of us.....we recieved just a bit of icy sleet and a dusting of snow.  This is the last crop that I will be able to say that I planted, tended & brought to harvest. :'(   I am officially retiring from actively farming the ground that my granddad, dad, brother & I have been farming since just after WWI.  Time to relax and quit worrying so much about everything year after year!   It turned out to be a good year to go out on...the farm produced more corn & soybeans per acre this year than it has in any other year in its history! :banana:

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-11-13%20Last%20of%20Harvest%202014/LastofHarvest2014001_zps1c8743bf.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-11-13%20Last%20of%20Harvest%202014/LastofHarvest2014001_zps1c8743bf.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014015_zps675dc801.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014015_zps675dc801.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014012_zpsce97a429.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014012_zpsce97a429.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-11-13%20Last%20of%20Harvest%202014/LastofHarvest2014009_zps920bace7.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/Craig%20Oldsen/2014-11-13%20Last%20of%20Harvest%202014/LastofHarvest2014009_zps920bace7.jpg.html)

(http://i916.photobucket.com/albums/ad9/Wolfyii/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014011_zps27331733.jpg) (http://s916.photobucket.com/user/Wolfyii/media/HE-320-01/LastofHarvest2014011_zps27331733.jpg.html)

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 13, 2014, 07:42:35 PM
That is a beautiful place.  I guess you will still live close or there and just wander around.  You will still worry about that stuff because it is in your blood.  More time to go to MOTFT and Robinson, and Custer battlefield, and Rosebud battle site, and Wagon box, and....... well all that stuff. 

You can keep this thread going by doing photos of the same place in different seasons.  I always wanted to do that but never get it done. 

Glad you can enjoy some time just wandering.  After the first year you will wonder how you had time to farm.   8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: diogenes on November 17, 2014, 02:24:26 PM
Congratulations on your retirement, wolfy. Now, with all the free time on your hands, try not to get into too much trouble. >:D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on November 17, 2014, 02:51:10 PM
BRINGING IN THE SHEAVES

LAST DAY OF THE 2014 CORN HARVEST, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

November 13, 2014....the last day of harvest.  Clear and VERY cold harvest season, but we were extremely lucky that the first large snow 'event' of the season passed just north of us.....we recieved just a bit of icy sleet and a dusting of snow.  This is the last crop that I will be able to say that I planted, tended & brought to harvest. :'(   I am officially retiring from actively farming the ground that my granddad, dad, brother & I have been farming since just after WWI.  Time to relax and quit worrying so much about everything year after year!   It turned out to be a good year to go out on...the farm produced more corn & soybeans per acre this year than it has in any other year in its history! :banana:


What a positively great way to call it a career.  Knowing how a lot of small farmers have had it I am thrilled for you to leave on your own terms.

Congratulations on the start of a long and interesting retirement. 

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Sarge on November 17, 2014, 03:03:50 PM
Congrats on the bountiful harvest and your retirement!


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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on November 17, 2014, 04:53:35 PM
G'Luck!,  & may you have Great Adventures in your retirement!
:thumbsup:


 And... Congrats!, on a job well done!


Enjoy yourself!


:D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 17, 2014, 04:55:19 PM
Wolfy, I was at the coffee shop in town this morning and there was an article in the Rapid City Journal about Beautiful Nebraska.  They had a website listed you could go to and see fifteen beautiful places in Nebraska.  I laughed out loud and said that Craig had beat them to it.  This has been an enjoyable thread and I do hope it continues.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: imnukensc on November 17, 2014, 05:52:16 PM
Congratulations on your retirement, wolfy!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 17, 2014, 06:03:13 PM
THANK YOU ALL, SOOO MUCH for the compliments and well wishes......it's nice to hear those kinds of things from my friends here on our little forum!   It's kind of a funny feeling to be hanging up the grain scoop after this many years of taking care of the place.......I almost felt like I was shirking my duties by not hurrying to hook up to the chisel plow to start the fall tillage work in that nice Fall weather, but I resisted. :P   It's not my worry anymore!  :shrug:

If I find some more 'photo opps' or trip pictures from other out-of-the-way, interesting places or uniquely Nebraskan things that I think some of you would enjoy seeing, I will add to the thread occasionally.  Hopefully, I will have more time to explore some of them now.  Heather will retire from teaching at BCU this Spring, so that will mark the beginning of our REAL freedom from the tethers of scheduled responsibility..... .can't wait!
                                                                       :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: kanukkarhu on November 21, 2014, 12:46:39 PM
Waaalll.... I read the whole durned thing today. I gotta say that this is an epic thread!! And for a number of reasons too.

Pictures look like they're a brochure for heaven! Great shots, Wolfy! Lot of great info too. Man, lemme tell you, I enjoyed this! I too hope you carry it on! Epic! :hail: :thumbsup:

And this retirement thing -- not durned likely! Not by a loooong shot! If I got you figured, and I figure I do, you'll be out and about galavanting around your lovely home state! But I add my congrats and respect. Thanks for feeding a lot of hungry people! :hail: And I sincerely hope you don't miss your stubble jumpin' too much.

Wolfy, I wish more people were as happy where they are as you. We'd sure have a lot less wars and suchlike.

Thanks!

KK
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Bearhunter on November 21, 2014, 07:21:14 PM
Congrats on your retirement Wolfy :cheers:
You might have time to come & visit me in Montana now (once I get there) :cool:


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Bearhunter on November 21, 2014, 07:21:52 PM
Oh... & those are beautiful pics!


Keep your nose in the wind, your eye on the skyline... I stole it from Wolfy ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Sarge on November 21, 2014, 07:33:54 PM
Curly Bill liked Nebraska

http://youtu.be/td7i10RAXeg

Or maybe he didn't ... never mind




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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 21, 2014, 07:39:35 PM
Ol English Bob said Nebraska just beat hell out of him last time he was there, rough country it is.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Sarge on November 21, 2014, 08:21:40 PM
I forgot about that line from the Duck of Death. What a great movie.


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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Sarge on November 22, 2014, 11:11:31 AM
Hey, Wolfy, sorry about hijack. I was just funnin'  ;)

I really have enjoyed the pics.

+1 on KK's comments  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 22, 2014, 01:11:56 PM
Quite alright, Sarge.....I understood Lil' Bill's feeling exactly!  I have to pinch myself now & again just to make sure I haven't died and gone to heaven, too! O:-)    Turns out, I'm still in NEBRASKA! :banana:


Thanks, too to Nuke, Stan, JB, diogenes, Bearhunter, Wilderbeast & especially, Kanukarhu for his very nice note......very nice of all of you for sharing the thoughts and well-wishes upon my retirement. :thumbsup:  Believe me when I say that it is very much appreciated and it means a lot to me that you took the time to post. :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on November 22, 2014, 02:51:12 PM
 I'm glad to hear you had a bumper crop to go out on Craig.. wishing you all the best in enjoying your retirement. :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Moe M. on December 05, 2014, 11:51:11 AM

  I don't have a lot of flowery words for you old friend,  just congrats on both of you making it this far,  and on your decision to retire,  those of us who have made it to this time in our lives and still have our better halfs and decent health are truely blessed.

  Enjoy your new life.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: crashdive123 on December 05, 2014, 09:02:41 PM
Congratulations on a great harvest and on your retirement.  They are both Crash approved. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Pennsylvania Mike on December 06, 2014, 06:51:48 AM
Thanks for posting those beautiful pictures wolfy, thanks for sharing with us some of the history and beauty of Nebraska.   Pretty country!   I?m glad to live in a rural area, I get to enjoy wild turkeys, white tail deer, and the occasional bear that that tries to steal my apple and peaches, or check out the garbage can.   Congratulations on your retirement.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: kanukkarhu on December 06, 2014, 06:58:34 AM
Can't wait to see some winter pics... (nudge, nudge. Wink, wink,) ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Spyder1958 on December 06, 2014, 08:50:08 AM
Wow, I come to ck out your lastest Neb. photo shoot and find a retirement announcement.

 Well, congrats are in order for Craig and Heather, for taken care of our folks, feeding the mind and body, year after year. Here's wishing you both a successful, leisure, travel across this great country. Now you have time to come over to Tenn. and canoe some of the great water ways on your bucket list.
And hopefully you'll make it down Florida way as well. We will have a big throw down when you do.

Congratulations  Craig and Heather

Thank you for your service. and a well deserved retirement.  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: greyhound352 on December 06, 2014, 09:14:56 AM
Glad to hear you had a great crop to go out on. Some very impressive equipment on the farm. I have always wanted to run one of those track farm tractors. I think they would be beneficial to the work we do on landfills. The clay can get slicker than pig snot and you just spin your tires and dig in.

Retirement Woo Hoo for Craig on this one . looking forward to some pics outside of Nebraska. Curious where the wind will blow Wolfy too?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on February 16, 2015, 06:35:34 PM
Counties and Rivers, click to enlarge ....

(http://www.mappery.com/maps/Nebraska-Counties-and-Rivers-Map.jpg)


And an old school version...My county used to be bigger  ???

(http://www.mappery.com/maps/Old-Nebraska-Map.jpg)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on February 16, 2015, 06:38:52 PM
Somehow.. My post that was meant for elsewhere, got posted here...


Wrong topic , and, I dunno how my "now removed post, got here...
 :shrug:
I will return.


Back now...


  I don't have a lot to say , or add right now... Just "wingin' it"..... But, I think Nebraska is a fine state.  Really though....  to be honest... I think that it is only because Wolfy lives there, & it is his topic.
 ;)


 :taunt:


 :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on February 16, 2015, 07:11:59 PM
Nice try, JB. :[





Zammer, was there a date listed anywhere for that second old school map that you posted?   Pretty cool & thanks for posting them! :cheers:



You must be on a map jag tonight, zammer............I UNDERSTAND! :lol:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on February 16, 2015, 07:21:10 PM
crap... but thanks for noticing.

 :[


;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on February 16, 2015, 08:17:20 PM
Nice try, JB. :[





Zammer, was there a date listed anywhere for that second old school map that you posted?   Pretty cool & thanks for posting them! :cheers:



You must be on a map jag tonight, zammer............I UNDERSTAND! :lol:

So, your coming to the zammer man for a little Nebraska info huh?  8)   you sir are in luck, the year you seek is 1887, but I am going to do you 1 better than a mere date.... behold... http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/nebraska/statemap/?src=mappery (http://www.usgwarchives.net/maps/nebraska/statemap/?src=mappery)

And yes, I am on an earthly map jag.... lol
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on February 16, 2015, 08:56:44 PM
Thanks a bunch, buddy! :cheers:    I guess I've been there before, but it's been quite some time ago and I kind of forgot about it.........after all, I can't be expected to remember EVERYTHING can I? :doh: :lol:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on February 28, 2015, 08:05:04 PM
Tonight, Heather & I watched the full length DVD from our local library, entitled GREAT PLAINS: AMERICA'S LINGERING WILD.....it was fantastic!   If you can find the Nebraska NET video somewhere, we're certain that you would enjoy it! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Here's a short video excerpt I found on YouTube:


http://youtu.be/oEH7nZpNSL8
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on February 28, 2015, 10:01:02 PM
That looks like a really cool vid wolfy thanks for telling us about it. Your  right, it ain't too bad 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on March 30, 2015, 06:07:52 PM
Heads up wolfy.... ;)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=888_1427750835 (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=888_1427750835)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on March 30, 2015, 06:37:16 PM
Thanks for the warning, zams, but I don't think we're going to end up with much.  MAYBE .5" of rain if we're REALLY lucky.....we need it.  There are Fire Danger Warnings out for here.  It was 80* with 30+ mph winds and 12% humidity for our section of the state.....we're about 90 miles north of Omaha, so they are in the path of the big hail and big thunderstorms this time.

Right here, IT'S NOT TOO BAD! :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on March 30, 2015, 07:36:48 PM
80F !!!!  dang, we barely cracked 32F today, talkin more snow tomorrow, anyhoo be safe.... Frankie is better than most weather folks  8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on March 30, 2015, 09:52:06 PM
Fires in South Dakota.  Harding county, north of where I live, has lost 8,000 acres.  There are also fires over by Camp Crook in Montana and up by Billings.  In Wyoming there is a fire near Buffalo.  Dry and windy.

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Orbean on April 03, 2015, 09:20:18 AM
I have family in around the Colby Kansas area, great bird hunting. Hate the summers, spent many hours driving grain to the elevators during wheat harvest. Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on April 03, 2015, 10:09:13 AM
Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.

While I've had many a Fall dinners with fall harvest produce, I've never had a harvest dinner on a Farm, I think that would be cool to have the real deal one day... 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Orbean on April 03, 2015, 10:51:09 AM
Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.

While I've had many a Fall dinners with fall harvest produce, I've never had a harvest dinner on a Farm, I think that would be cool to have the real deal one day... 8)

Its a tradition in our family, lots of neighbors, lots of good food, and lots of fun. Farmers earn their fun, its a thankless job, imo
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 03, 2015, 11:16:20 AM
Hot dirty work but love the harvest dinners.

While I've had many a Fall dinners with fall harvest produce, I've never had a harvest dinner on a Farm, I think that would be cool to have the real deal one day... 8)

Its a tradition in our family, lots of neighbors, lots of good food, and lots of fun. Farmers earn their fun, its a thankless job, imo
I wouldn't exactly call it "thankless"......though, it may seem that way at times. :'(   I just retired from being an 'active' farmer this last crop year, but I still have my hand in it....and probably will for the rest of my life!  It just becomes a part of you after a while, especially if you are a part of a longtime, small family-farm operation......it's kind of like genital herpes, once it's in your blood, you never truly get rid of it! :lol:

When I let it slip, earlier in this thread, that I was retiring after this year's harvest, MANY of my cyber-friends here at B&B jumped in and, not only wished me well, but expressed their appreciation for the farmers and all they do to feed the world.   It meant a lot to me then....and it still does! :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on April 03, 2015, 11:17:32 AM
Farmers earn their fun, its a thankless job, imo

I'll never argue that.... so a big thank-you to all the farmers out there... :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 23, 2015, 07:07:34 PM
UNOFFICIAL STATE SONG?      GO BIG RED!  :banana:


http://youtu.be/ttPE_l2Y5LU
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on April 23, 2015, 07:16:50 PM
Nebraska football has fallen on hard times.  That song makes me tap my foot.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: WoodsWoman on April 23, 2015, 08:36:40 PM
That's a cute one.   Valley Irrigation systems all over up here. :) 

WW.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on April 24, 2015, 09:52:18 PM
Don't forget about vicegrips & Dorothy lynch salad dressing.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 24, 2015, 10:07:21 PM
A LITTLE HISTORY LESSON  :thumbsup:

http://youtu.be/4v3JXBK9Xgc


.......AND FROM MY CORNER OF THE GOOD LIFE STATE

http://youtu.be/nKQ2JEs8380
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on April 25, 2015, 07:43:06 PM
Nice videos Wolfy.

Makes me want to visit Ft. Robinson, the sand hills, and Chadron again.

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 26, 2015, 12:38:59 PM
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHITE BUFFALO GIRL AND NELIGH IN ANTELOPE COUNTY

http://youtu.be/y_6a79q7dj4


AND STANDING BEAR


http://youtu.be/C_lfPgCEaL4
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Fink on April 26, 2015, 09:54:05 PM
I work for a trucking company in Omaha and I want to move my wife, son and I up there but boy it is outrageous prices to rent!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 26, 2015, 10:02:08 PM
Fink, there are other places in Nebraska, besides Omaha.........thank goodness! :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Fink on April 27, 2015, 04:03:35 AM
We are gonna look for something rural between Omaha and Lincoln.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on May 19, 2015, 08:33:13 PM
Fink, I live in Lincoln. I think you might have trouble finding much affordable between here and Omaha. Not that I have looked. I would suggest Ashland or maybe Memphis. Nice little lake at Memphis.
good luck.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 21, 2015, 09:17:21 AM
NEBRASKA: THE GOOD LIFE!  :birthday:    :banana:   :cheers:


http://www.omaha.com/news/goodnews/a-beer-a-day-is--year-old-nebraska-man/article_593400c2-ff01-11e4-91cd-07567e4c1d10.html?mode=jqm

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/oldest-nebraskan-celebrates-his-th-birthday/article_107f3e2f-a837-583c-8e4a-2b0917604db5.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on May 21, 2015, 09:52:31 AM
When I hear of Nebraska this is what comes to mind.

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLTFZLoUgzc

                                                  :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on May 21, 2015, 11:30:10 AM
when I think of Nebraska two things come to mind.........

Great pheasant hunting around McCook.........

Tom Osborne and the Big Red machine kicking the crap out of Colorado University (my Alma mater)

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on May 22, 2015, 05:48:20 AM
Awesome to see that O'le timer turn 110 holy smokes...

When I think of Nebraska... I think of Wolfy  8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: WoodsWoman on May 22, 2015, 11:33:14 PM
Wolfy is 110 years old?  Whoa...........









WW < brat.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on May 29, 2015, 06:15:27 AM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on May 29, 2015, 01:37:11 PM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)

I was not aware Jay Leno was from Nebraska. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on May 29, 2015, 01:40:40 PM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)

I was not aware Jay Leno was from Nebraska.

 :rofl:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on May 29, 2015, 05:18:38 PM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)
second,  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 29, 2015, 05:27:36 PM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)
second,  :cheers:
I was waitin' for ya,' lgm........that makes a whole TWO of us! :camp: :cheers:  :banana: :banana:

For a start.....IT'S NOT TOO BAD!  :lol:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on May 29, 2015, 09:46:01 PM
Not sure if its been mentioned.....but, the best late night talkshow host was from Nebraska I do believe..

Also, I believe that the great state of Nebraska should in fact have its State added to our forums and I hereby nominate it to be so, do I have anyone to second this?  8)
second,  :cheers:

There you go Pdubs, it takes but a stroke of your mighty keyboard and it will come to pass... :cheers:


btw... If Nebraska gets it's own state forum, I wish to be made an honorary member.... 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on May 30, 2015, 04:23:28 PM
You can be a Capt. In our Navy. ;)
wolfy can be Grand Poobah and I will keep the riff raff out , (or in )
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 30, 2015, 04:47:51 PM
You can be a Capt. In our Navy. ;)
wolfy can be Grand Poobah and I will keep the riff raff out , (or in )


Thanks lgm, that's quite a responsibility, but I think I have the cajones for the job.  8)     I even have a framed parchment document in my office, bestowed on me and signed by the governor of the State of Nebraska, that proclaims me to be an official Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska.....NO KIDDING!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_Admiral    :canoe:
http://nebraskaadmirals.org/Famous_Admirals.html

Since you are taking on the huge job of keeping out the riffraff and we now have Captain Zammer ready at the helm, we are well on our way to victory on the high seas of Nebraska! :banana: :banana: :banana:

BOARDERS AWAY! :duel:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on May 30, 2015, 07:58:12 PM
You can be a Capt. In our Navy. ;)
wolfy can be Grand Poobah and I will keep the riff raff out , (or in )

LOL...Deal



Wolfy, that's some illustrious company you share that title with  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 01, 2015, 10:51:44 AM
I thought some of you might be interested in Nebraska's unique, one-house, non-partisan form of government.  It's the only Unicameral form of government in the nation.  This is a blessing or a curse, depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on, but it is undeniably interesting.  This article from today's newspaper explains, in a few short paragraphs, how it functions......

http://siouxcityjournal.com/ap/state/what-s-up-with-nebraska-state-shows-independent-streak/article_0b896c97-feb9-58fa-a204-454ebaf5bf1e.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on June 01, 2015, 12:47:46 PM
I knew that Nebraska was a single body but never paid a lot of attention to it.  It seems to lack a checks and balances ability at first glance but if it works, the it works.

It sure as heck cannot be any worse than the mess we have in Washington.

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 03, 2015, 08:27:03 AM
37 MORE INTERESTING THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT NEBRASKA  :shrug: :popcorn:

http://journalstar.com/icons-that-helped-make-nebraska-what-it-is-today/article_63a6a19a-b459-5844-b400-26f138f5d2a3.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on June 03, 2015, 12:27:36 PM
Good list Wolfy.

I remember Starkweather's killing spree.  When they were looking for him the authorities didn't know where he was for a time and the people in Denver were worried a bit.  I was 13 at the time.

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on June 07, 2015, 01:42:33 PM
What can you tell me about Hastings?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 07, 2015, 02:10:58 PM
What can you tell me about Hastings?

There's not a lot to tell, but I HAVE been to the site of the Navy's largest munitions depot during WWII and the world famous  KOOL-AID MUSEUM where Kool-Aid was invented! :banana:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings,_Nebraska

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid

http://incolor.inetnebr.com/achs/NAD/home.html



Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Wilderbeast on June 07, 2015, 04:00:47 PM
I thought some of you might be interested in Nebraska's unique, one-house, non-partisan form of government.  It's the only Unicameral form of government in the nation.  This is a blessing or a curse, depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on, but it is undeniably interesting.  This article from today's newspaper explains, in a few short paragraphs, how it functions......

http://siouxcityjournal.com/ap/state/what-s-up-with-nebraska-state-shows-independent-streak/article_0b896c97-feb9-58fa-a204-454ebaf5bf1e.html

Unicamerals? Is that a cross between a unicorn and a camel, cause then Nebraska goes from not to bad to totally awesome.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on June 08, 2015, 10:52:22 AM
What can you tell me about Hastings?

There's not a lot to tell, but I HAVE been to the site of the Navy's largest munitions depot during WWII and the world famous  KOOL-AID MUSEUM where Kool-Aid was invented! :banana:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastings,_Nebraska

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kool-Aid

http://incolor.inetnebr.com/achs/NAD/home.html


Thanks Wolfy. I was wondering if the area was as pretty as the pics you've posted. Curious because my wife applied for a job there
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 08, 2015, 04:37:12 PM
Unknown, you may also add to the Hastings 'Claim To Fame' list:

Teddi Smith, PLAYBOY magazine's Playmate of the Month in the July 1960 issue. :shocked: :drool:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on June 08, 2015, 06:45:29 PM
1960 huh?

I was asking about the pics you posted in the thread, not the ones you are looking at
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 08, 2015, 06:53:43 PM
1960 huh?

I was asking about the pics you posted in the thread, not the ones you are looking at

That's even a little early for me.....summer between 6th & 7th grade.  I had no access to that type of info. :'(
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on June 08, 2015, 07:49:40 PM
She is a redhead, at least from what I can see.  Nice healthy looking farm girl.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 08, 2015, 08:38:34 PM
She is a redhead, at least from what I can see.  Nice healthy looking farm girl.

So your wife let you keep all your old PLAYBOY magazines, Stan? :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on June 08, 2015, 08:56:50 PM
Likely Stan just gave in and googled her name like I just did. You started this Wolfy.

Once again I was asking about the perks and surrounding peaks and natural beauty of the area and you Sir
have sent us in search perky peaks of natural nudity,

you are going to get us reported
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on June 09, 2015, 05:54:25 AM
Old freaky cheeky buggers.....  :rofl:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 09, 2015, 08:52:13 AM
The river otter is returning to Nebraska according to this article in the OMAHA WORLD HERALD yesterday. :banana:

http://www.omaha.com/outdoors/hansen-he-ll-spend-his-summer-searching-for-river-otter/article_3e0fc7da-e703-5ed4-b3ce-623423a4ac2e.html?mode=jqm
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on June 09, 2015, 06:01:06 PM
She is a redhead, at least from what I can see.  Nice healthy looking farm girl.

So your wife let you keep all your old PLAYBOY magazines, Stan? :shrug:

I threw them all out on my own.  All them Penthouses too.  :'(

Google is your friend.  She is 72 these days.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 10, 2015, 10:13:57 AM
I am constantly in search of information on the early settlers in NEBRASKA, especially in my section of the state.  The following article revealed a lot of information on an area that I am very familiar with, about 60 miles up the Missouri River from me.  The names of the people involved in the story live on in names of recreation areas, campgrounds, commercial concerns, etc.  Now, I have more specific information available to me to search out specific areas where these folks actually settled and built their homes and farms.

Anyway, it's a well-researched article that I found very interesting and, by chance, some of you guys may, also.....

http://www.downtoearthbooks.com/lost_missouri_river_towns.shtml
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 13, 2015, 04:49:14 PM
Frank Richtig was, without a doubt, NEBRASKA'S most famous knife maker.   Mr. Richtig was the only knife maker to ever be featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not newspaper articles.  Believe it! :thumbsup:

His knives turn up on eBay occasionally with astronomical price tags! :shocked:

https://clarksonhistory.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/secrets-of-the-dead-the-richtig-knife/
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on June 13, 2015, 06:21:07 PM
Frank Richtig was, without a doubt, NEBRASKA'S most famous knife maker.   Mr. Richtig was the only knife maker to ever be featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not newspaper articles.  Believe it! :thumbsup:

His knives turn up on eBay occasionally with astronomical price tags! :shocked:

https://clarksonhistory.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/secrets-of-the-dead-the-richtig-knife/

Now that was an interesting read. To be honest I scanned quickly until I got to the part about austempering and analysis of his blades. I liked reading "no carnival trick" and " the real deal"
Something to think about if I was a knife maker or maybe not :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on June 13, 2015, 08:03:54 PM
I have seen many Richtig knives.I know a collector I have never owned one but keep looking.
Seams some bladesmiths are still trying to figure out how he did it.
At one time I was going to try and own a blade from every Nebraska maker. I have knives from two and my eye on s third.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 26, 2015, 03:56:01 PM
MONTAGE OF VIDEO CLIPS SHOWING PICTURES OF NEBRASKA FROM ABOVE :banana:

http://youtu.be/fD_iSqmypfg
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: diogenes on June 27, 2015, 12:29:52 PM
You sure have a pretty state there, wolfy. Do you know any of the spots shown between 0:24 and 0:36?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on June 27, 2015, 01:00:21 PM
You can be a Capt. In our Navy. ;)
wolfy can be Grand Poobah and I will keep the riff raff out , (or in )

LOL...Deal

Wolfy, that's some illustrious company you share that title with  :cheers:

Well Gentlemen... I tried, seems that for some reason Nebraska is not to be admitted to the BnB Union, but have no fear I shall con't to read this thread as though it had it's own Forum and look forward to continuing to learn about this Great State... :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 27, 2015, 07:56:27 PM
You sure have a pretty state there, wolfy. Do you know any of the spots shown between 0:24 and 0:36?

Those are pretty short 'glimpses' there, but at :24, I believe that is in the Courthouse & Jailhouse Rock area, immediately following is Chimney Rock (the famous landmark on the overland trail), then the Niobrara & Snake River Canyons are shown.  Snake River Falls is immediately above the portion of the Snake that is considered to be one of the top National Blue Ribbon Trout Streams and the Niobrara River is considered to be one of the TOP TEN canoeing rivers in the nation.  The bigger river, I am not quite certain of because of the short flash of video, but it's probably the Missouri.  The grasslands blowing in the wind are typical of the Sandhills Region.  Purty, ain't it?

EDIT: Upon re-examination, that picture of the small falls may be the Berry Falls.....just upriver on the Niobrara River from Smith Falls which is the highest falls in the state. :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 27, 2015, 08:04:05 PM

Well Gentlemen... I tried, seems that for some reason Nebraska is not to be admitted to the BnB Union, but have no fear I shall con't to read this thread as though it had it's own Forum and look forward to continuing to learn about this Great State... :cheers:

(http://bladesandbushcraft.com/Smileys/krystl-white/censored.gif) the B&B Union......we NEBRASKANS don't need no steenkin' Badges! :soap:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Fink on July 02, 2015, 12:20:12 AM
My wife, son and myself are looking for a place to live in Nebraska but my credit is Crap and none of the places we have applied to have accepted our app to rent. I work for a trucking company in Omaha and I run containers to the port of Oakland everyweek and backhaul wine back to Denver and deadhead back to Omaha. It's been frustrating to say the least. My son stays with a family friend in Arkansas and we have been on the truck since last November. We keep praying something will turn up. We get to see our son every six weeks cause it's costly to go back home cause I am a lease contractor. Living up in Nebraska would be great cause I could take my 34 hour resets at home instead of the truck and I could see my son and wife too. It really is depressing at the moment.

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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 02, 2015, 08:43:49 AM
A bit of interesting history I did not know.
http://www.historynet.com/two-gun-hart-the-prohibition-cowboy.htm

Worth the read.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on August 02, 2015, 09:01:06 AM
A bit of interesting history I did not know.
http://www.historynet.com/two-gun-hart-the-prohibition-cowboy.htm (http://www.historynet.com/two-gun-hart-the-prohibition-cowboy.htm)

Worth the read.
\\


Yes, it is worth the read.
:)


Thanks for the share!
:thumbsup:

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 02, 2015, 05:07:50 PM
You are very welcome, glad you liked it. Here is another bit of history people might not know.
http://www.visitcolumbusne.com/index.php/interior-pages/andrew-jackson-higgins-memorial/
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on August 02, 2015, 05:36:19 PM
Thanks again... Checking it out right now.
:)

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 02, 2015, 06:02:31 PM
I have read quite a few renditions of the story of ol' Two Gun Hart and that was, as far as I know, about as close to the truth as any I've read. :thumbsup:    He was pretty famous in the area surrounding my hometown and I remember Dad telling me about him when I was just a kid.  One of my best friend's father was our County Sheriff for many years and was part and parcel to some of those raids that were talked about in the article.....most of them within a 20 mile radius of here.  Wild & wooly days, to be sure!

I've seen the Higgins memorial in Columbus and meant to get some pictures on our last trip through there, but I didn't have the camera with me.  BTW, I did find the camera again......it was in the console of my truck, under an old plat map book. :-[

Many thanks to lgm for bringing those two very interesting and noteworthy  articles to the attention of the forum members! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on August 02, 2015, 06:17:29 PM
Very Cool! lgm!
:thumbsup:


Thanks again for sharing some history! & from Neb. to boot!
;)


I need to visit there again, if only to give Wolfy a scare that I might be somewhere in his neighborhood.
LOL
;D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on August 03, 2015, 06:02:26 PM
Shameless copied from the web.

 A Message from the Rural Midwest

Because of misunderstandings that frequently develop when Easterners and Californians cross the 12 Midwestern States (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) the Tourism Councils in those states have adopted a new policy. In an effort to help outsiders understand the rural Midwesterner?s mind, the following list will be handed to each person as they enter any Midwestern State.

1. That slope-shouldered farm boy did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

2. It?s called a ?gravel road.? No matter how slow you drive, you?re going to get dust on your BMW X-what the #####. I have a four wheel drive because I need it. Either drive yours or get it out of the way.

3. Any references to ?corn fed? when talking about our women will get you whipped?by our women? and you won?t enjoy it.

4. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don?t cry to us if a flathead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13-inch trout you fish for ? we call them ?bait?.

5. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

6. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might hope you don?t have it up to your ear at the time.

7. No, there?s no ?Vegetarian Special? on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef?s Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham, turkey, and cheese. Yeah, we have sweet tea. It comes in a glass with two packets of sugar and a long spoon.

8. No, we don?t eat too much here, we just know how to eat. Our men don?t get big and strong here by chewing on organic celery sticks while drinking a chai tea latte. They grow up big and strong by eating their mama?s home-made meat loaf, real mashed potatoes with gravy, corn on the cob from their garden, home-made biscuits, followed off by a few slices of home-made apple pie made with apples from the orchard and a big healthy glass of whole milk from our award winning dairy cows. As to how we work off what we eat, see #1 above.

9. You bring Coke into my house, it had better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

10. So you have a sixty thousand dollar car. We?re real impressed. We have quarter of a million dollar combines that we use two weeks a year.

11. Let?s get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it?s red. We may even stop when it?s yellow.

12. Our women hunt, fish, and drive trucks?because they want to. So, you?re a feminist. Isn?t that cute.

13. Yeah, we eat catfish and turtle. You really want sushi and caviar? It?s available at the bait shop.

14. They are pigs. That?s what they smell like. Get over it. Don?t like it? Interstate 40 goes two ways?Interstate 35 goes the other two. Pick one and use it accordingly.

15. So every person in every pickup waves. It?s called being friendly. Understand the concept?

16. Yeah, we have golf courses. Don?t hit in the water hazards. It spooks the fish.

17. That State Trooper that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot?his name is ?Sir??no matter how old he is.

18. You may think that we?re boring people because most of us are farmers, but you?d better stop to think where most of your food comes from first. Didn?t your mama ever tell you it?s not polite to talk with your mouth full? We work hard here to provide our country with the food and dairy it needs to feed it?s people. In other words, we?re too busy working to listen to you whine and complain. And by the way, we?re not boring ? just come into one of our local taverns on a Friday night and we?ll show you our idea of a good time. Oh, better not plan anything for Saturday or Sunday. You?ll need that long to recuperate from Friday night if you?re going to keep up with the locals.

19. No that is not Bambi standing in that corn field. It is a deer and yes, we shoot them and eat them here. You want low-fat meat? Nothing better than a lean venison steak. Don?t like the fact that we shoot them? Try to remember that the next time one runs across the road from out of nowhere and it does $15,000 damage to your $60,000 BMW?er.

20. Cheese is it?s own food group and yes, it goes with anything ? even apple pie.

Have an Nice Mid-West Day;-)
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Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Orbean on September 05, 2015, 08:50:52 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/byu-stuns-nebraska-on-hail-mary-with-no-time-left-to-win-33-28-234324033.html

Hey wolfy , I hope it did not hurt too much  >:D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 05, 2015, 09:12:42 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/byu-stuns-nebraska-on-hail-mary-with-no-time-left-to-win-33-28-234324033.html

Hey wolfy , I hope it did not hurt too much  >:D
Heather & I were up in Vermillion, SD at Bunyan's eating a walleye basket and having a lemonade while watching the end of the game on the big screen TV.  This is what we both looked like after that last second ticked off the clock....... :shocked: :shocked:

It was a good game, though. :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Orbean on September 05, 2015, 09:17:03 PM
Yes it was, my uncle lives in outside of Colby Ks is a huge Nebraska fan. I had to send him an email.  >:D  My team NMSU provides him with plenty to give me a hard time about.  :(
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 06, 2015, 09:46:55 PM
The final play caused me to cheer and feel bad at the same time.  Snatching defeat from the jaws victory does it every time. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 12, 2015, 11:34:34 PM
Better game tonight, and I was there to see it.  :banana:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: diogenes on October 14, 2015, 10:13:36 PM
I'll just put this here. Beautiful places.

http://www.pmags.com/nebraska-panhandle-rambles (http://www.pmags.com/nebraska-panhandle-rambles)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 14, 2015, 11:07:55 PM
More nice photos, Sean!   I don't know if you read any of the comments at the end or not, but Ian Frazier's book, GREAT PLAINS was mentioned.   I found a used library copy on eBay for $4 w/free shipping.....well worth seeking out at the library if you can find it there, but it's a 'coffee table' book with a lot of cool photography in it, so it's big & heavy and consequently, not real easy to read.

THANKS for the post! :)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on October 15, 2015, 09:08:13 AM
I never thought of Neb looking like those pics in the panhandle link.... pretty cool, always learning. Thanks for the link diogenes
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 15, 2015, 01:06:17 PM
Beautiful area.  We go into the badlands on the South Dakota side from time to time usually when traveling somewhere.  This area was really nice. 

That book sounds like one I need.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 15, 2015, 02:12:14 PM
Here's the best deal on a used one that I could find, Stan.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-Great-Plains-by-Ian-Frazier-1989-Hardcover-/252118261621?hash=item3ab36b5f75:g:i5wAAOSw5VFWFxhv
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 15, 2015, 06:56:41 PM
Thanks Wolfy, I just bought it.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on November 01, 2015, 10:32:08 AM
Not sure what that last listing went for but here it is again for 8.99 US  seems like a great bargoon for somebody stateside  http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GREAT-PLAINS-by-IAN-FRAZIER-HB-w-DJ/261888858314?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620075055%26meid%3D902a5adac5204f6da469a96706e9014b%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D252118261621 (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/GREAT-PLAINS-by-IAN-FRAZIER-HB-w-DJ/261888858314?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140620075055%26meid%3D902a5adac5204f6da469a96706e9014b%26pid%3D100011%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D252118261621)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 01, 2015, 05:28:51 PM
The one Wolfy pointed out to me was $5.00 with 3.22 shipping for a $8.22 total.  It was in great shape too.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on November 02, 2015, 12:06:09 AM
The one Wolfy pointed out to me was $5.00 with 3.22 shipping for a $8.22 total.  It was in great shape too.

Holy smokes! good score Stan
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on November 05, 2015, 05:50:54 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/l2cr8UsEjhbVcUI_8jYf32IZXiSzHm3e0pVN7a6wL_TwHutqvTMGjQUBeMYitfUFJ6UT6q8_CWMdd8LZM0l2A1EX2RYtd-nn3qFUO1L0qQVxHwHDpctgsvWzX4peo1SJZAOdrymq3Bj7JvwZ_MBQAUVEm9tSCuql1FYmTxS0eBL7DwuQuzo8yfLk1fovee_l3hu7Vgk_JteVeXD1RFEJ6IDWXrdCNwGeEjB3HCBsL6HVDI5ILH2gUzkgXo0AMulu05jVPlFTxdoX-3d3NlFGsBJXwU2HDmnnbBXPqkYtnt4fAowiNViLIOXQHbZq2ABEshcrwX--5MrG8EWklPibACR-Wk6_fkjYdjvYxjZhL5CjCyttEztBKX1It20XPkeUXo_WkytoGi5d046D1QlQQsD8u7I6BfJjZ81PUTaxQmnVlBW1yfH43Z5VxAGYvhEY8oOKaEObD4HlB-2p_h3fn9YdXDZMGAPBJRriUDGd6Rfz1Pql6C_MD7M1xkA4GxNuKzBgIk0mJYcF1H9XHlv3poMDWxWX7hUUh0G4u82e340=w1046-h627-no)
Nebraska sunset.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 05, 2015, 06:18:34 PM
BEAUTIFUL shot, lgm.....looks like a candidate for Ian Frazier's book. :)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 05, 2015, 06:20:55 PM
Yep.
 :)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 18, 2015, 07:08:27 PM
Here's a photo of my old buddy, Bill, from Yuma, that if you recall, I built the Morseth knife/sheath for back in 1980, with a real nice, typical, 9-point, 185# whitetail from our farm.  He asked me last year if I'd be willing to 'guide' him on another hunt if he was still around after his cancer treatments this year.  Of course, I volunteered readily!  He is now free of cancer and has gained 25 lbs. since I saw him last year.  I kidded him about looking about as good as he could ever hope to, considering what he started with when we graduated from high school together 50 years ago. ;D      Let's just say our hunt was MUCH better this year, than last, when he was still pretty sick from all the treatments and the deer herd was almost non-existent from the ravages of the outbreak of EHD. 

PHOTO MADE POSSIBLE ONLY WITH THE HELP OF YellowYak!
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/kziqjnzoc08bzg5/2015-11-17%2023.02.10.jpg?dl=0)

We began hunting on opening day last weekend with balmy, bluebird weather.  I glassed this buck briefly poking his head out of a thick patch of brush around 350 yds. from our position, located behind some big round bales of cornstalks, on Sunday morning.  It's been raining ever since and that was the last we saw of him until last evening right after sundown.  He waited for 15 other does & fawns to string out around 100 yds. from the brush pile to the creek before coming out and it was almost too dark to see him clearly at 75 yds. through Bill's 4X Leupold riflescope, but my 7X35 binoculars revealed him clearly enough for me to tell him where and when to shoot. 

He took the shot when I told him to take it and placed the bullet perfectly! :thumbsup:    The heart-shot only let him get about 50 ft. from where he stood when hit, before piling up.  Ol' Bill was dancing with joy and even had tears in his eyes!  It's the biggest deer he's ever killed.  We dressed him in the dark and in the rain, with the help of the headlights of the pickup.....FIRST BLOOD for the knife he asked me to build.  He was so excited that he told me, on the way to the deer check-in station, that he didn't recall ever being happier........even when the doctors told him he was cancer-free!   THAT was so good for me to hear and consequently, I couldn't be happier, myself! :banana:

BTW:
That's Bill's brother's blue heeler, Daisy, in the foreground admiring the successful hunter and his prey. :drool:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on November 18, 2015, 07:44:56 PM
Great story Wolfy, and a really nice Whitetail.  I am glad that you and Bill got to share that hunt and how special it is for him to be cancer free and shoot the biggest deer he ever got.

It is also nice that he used the Morseth you made for him.  That has to be pretty special too. 

This whole thing is just great, can't write a story any better than this one.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: imnukensc on November 18, 2015, 08:02:57 PM
^^^What he said.^^^^   :thumbsup:  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Unknown on November 18, 2015, 08:43:15 PM
Not too bad!

Thanks for the tale, real nice to read a happy story.

where's the story of finding your camera?
where's the knife?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on November 18, 2015, 09:01:56 PM
Here's the pictures of the knife and sheath I made for him back in 1980, right before he took a job in Yuma.  He never got a chance to use it on a deer until last night.....it worked well. :thumbsup:   The camera was Bill's iPhone.....picture snapped by his older brother behind the farmhouse where they grew up.

http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=10261.0
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: MnSportsman on November 20, 2015, 06:02:19 AM
Great story & picture! :thumbsup:


  Glad to see you all had a great time & a successful deer hunt! Thanks for sharing!
:)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: duxdawg on November 20, 2015, 05:48:36 PM
Thank you guys! :cheers:   I was hoping to show you something a little different than most folks see who 'flyover' or stay on the interstate.  It's beautiful country. It's home. It ain't ALL flat! :tent:
I found the flatness of NoDak quite disconcerting when I was there for a couple months for work some years ago. Big plate of blue pressing down on a big plate of green... and nothing in between. Give me hills and trees any day!!

Gorgeous pics though, thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Yellowyak on November 22, 2015, 05:28:03 PM
What a great story about the deer hunt and that special knife.. That deer sure is a bigin'. Nice to hear about your buddy Bill's successful battle with cancer also.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: PetrifiedWood on November 22, 2015, 07:48:14 PM
Sounds like a really great time, Wolfy! I do remember your post about the knife you made way back when. I'm glad your friend's health has improved. And, nice deer!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: woodsrunner on December 27, 2015, 07:15:26 PM
A great hunting story...a very sweet knife and a handsome sheath ta boot! :drool:
I love happy endings :cheers:...woods
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 06, 2016, 10:37:19 AM
Two very interesting, historically significant NEBRASKANS made the pages of the Omaha World Herald today.  They're worth a read....

http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/collection-of-photographs-provides-rare-snapshot-of-changing-times-for/article_70707837-6612-584a-8021-1ec663d73a5e.html?mode=jqm

Howard Hamilton, Nebraska Historian Extrordinaire.....

http://www.omaha.com/living/for-decades-howard-hamilton-has-been-clipping-and-filing-omaha/article_d99d1b37-329b-5cf5-8ecb-352e3880313f.html?mode=jqm



Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on July 06, 2016, 11:51:47 AM
Thanks Wolfy, the book regarding Ft. Robinson is a "must get" for me.  I was sorry to hear that Tom Buecker died.  He was a wonderful writer and historian.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 06, 2016, 11:55:10 AM
Yeah, me too.....on both counts.   I think I'll pick up the book when I'm in Lincoln in a couple of weeks.....might save a little postage. ;)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 22, 2016, 10:52:04 AM
Nebraska's Kingsley Dam......one of the biggest and first of its kind.  Here's a short and interesting history from the editorial page of the OMAHA WORLD HERALD.....

http://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-big-mac-gives-back-big-time/article_d20b193d-80b4-5798-9c16-08e4647eb249.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on August 09, 2016, 09:47:12 AM
All of Nebraska has lost an exceptional historian and a good friend, Jim Potter.  I just had him autograph his last book for me when I ran into him out at The Museum of the Fur Trade a couple of years ago.  Always one to track down and correct misconceptions and 'legends' that somehow become 'facts' with repeated tellings, Jim was a true Nebraska historian who was never satisfied with the status quo.  A good man, I will miss him. :(

Be sure to read the piece on Nebraska Cowboys and listen to his lecture on the Great Seal of the State of Nebraska that is embedded in the obituary.

http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/historian-archivist-editor-jim-potter-loved-the-detective-work-of/article_d0e1d3c8-a69d-5e5c-b02c-13f7dcc92d3e.html
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: zammer on August 09, 2016, 10:24:37 AM
Nebraska's Kingsley Dam......one of the biggest and first of its kind.  Here's a short and interesting history from the editorial page of the OMAHA WORLD HERALD.....

http://www.omaha.com/opinion/editorial-big-mac-gives-back-big-time/article_d20b193d-80b4-5798-9c16-08e4647eb249.html

Always enjoy learning something about your State Wolfy, looks like they built that one properly
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on January 22, 2017, 11:08:35 AM
Here's an article about Francis & Vernice Kingsbury from my home town.  Vernice was my Den Mother when I was in Cub Scouts.  Their son John and I are friends and grew up together, were in Scouts together and were roommates in college.  We became Eagle Scouts at the same time, too.  Francis was our Assistant Scoutmaster for the entire time we were in Scouts and he was my mother's employer as head cashier in the Bank of Dixon County for 26 years.  Good ol' Nebraska people! :cheers:


http://siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/local/ponca-couple-still-clicking-after-more-than-years/article_22e5fc78-d7f8-536e-b204-89cb8172bd05.html
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Post by: wsdstan on January 22, 2017, 02:05:03 PM
Well that is nice.  Long time to be married too.
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Post by: upthecreek on January 22, 2017, 02:37:42 PM
Now that's good stuff right there wolfy!

Creek
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on February 26, 2017, 04:31:04 PM
MOVING A BARN BY HAND IN BRUNO NEBRASKA.....


https://youtu.be/kldZ5_d2nXA
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on March 01, 2017, 01:19:03 PM
150 years ago today, on March 1st, 1867 @ 2:30pm, NEBRASKA gained statehood status!

                                                                :banana:  :birthday: :banana:
                                                                            NEBRASKA!
                                       
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on March 01, 2017, 03:00:35 PM
and your good neighbors to the North had to wait another 22 years.   :-\
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on March 01, 2017, 04:18:48 PM
 :banana: :banana: :banana: :cheers: :thumbsup: :crazy:
Here's to the next 150  :cheers:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on March 02, 2017, 09:11:02 AM
NOT TOO BAD  :banana: :birthday:

https://youtu.be/Iz63Hltr5wM

https://youtu.be/vBJRy3sfHyA

https://youtu.be/dc5iD4Fr6lo

https://youtu.be/L__QpGioFuY

https://youtu.be/yqar5KA5k1g
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on March 02, 2017, 10:40:53 AM
I caught a Pilger once on a live shrimp.  But it was short.  I threw it back to get bigger.

lol

Happy Anniversary Nebraska!
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on April 30, 2017, 06:26:04 PM
Well, it's the first day of May tomorrow and I heard on the weather report tonight that Hitchcock County in southwest NEBRASKA is under a BLIZZARD WARNING!   They are expecting over 14" of snow and high winds along with it, but up here in the northeast corner of the state, we should only be getting 1" to 6."   It will be sunny & 70 degrees on Tuesday, so like I've mentioned before, IT'S NOT TOO BAD!  :rolleyes:   Heck, we were just beginning to find the first nice morels last week.  Might have to get the snowblower out to find them this week. :shrug:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 16, 2017, 06:20:19 PM
This brand new video from NEBRASKA GAME &. PARKS shows some living history reenactors at Fort Atkinson......just about 90 miles south of me.  Some of you may remember me yammering about it in previous threads. :shrug:

https://youtu.be/pdEyZuUNJ6k
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on May 17, 2017, 08:17:09 AM
You do, "Yee Haw!"  in Nebraska?  lol
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on May 21, 2017, 06:55:25 AM
https://www.facebook.com/quentin.connealy/videos/646964042662/
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Post by: wsdstan on May 21, 2017, 08:25:44 AM
Good one MM.  Too thin to plow and too thick to drink.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 21, 2017, 08:28:41 AM
Yeah, it's definitely been the monsoon season here in Nebraska this May.....it's been raining every day for the past couple of weeks.   This is normally the time of year when we get our most rainfall, but not usually this much at one stretch. ???   According to the prognosticators, we were somewhat below 'normal' for soil moisture before this all started, but as you can see in Tony's video, that is no longer the case.  If you get lemons, it's time to make lemonade. ;)

A country boy CAN survive. ;D  :canoe:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on May 21, 2017, 02:23:37 PM
I  hope you guys get dried out.
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Post by: wolfy on May 21, 2017, 02:38:10 PM
Oh, that'll happen alright.....usually by mid-July, when we need it most, you couldn't buy a drop. >:(

You probably saw that center-pivot irrigation system on standby in your video.....they get a workout during those dry times!  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on May 21, 2017, 03:03:58 PM
One (of many) subject of American history that was sadly covered in my education was the Dust Bowl.  I was well into adulthood when I actually dug for the whole story.  I felt shorted that it was not better covered. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on May 21, 2017, 03:18:41 PM
A really good book on the people and 'heart-of-the-dust-bowl' areas in the panhandles of Texas & Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and southeastern Colorado is entitled THE WORST HARD TIME by Timothy Egan.  If you'd like to read what it was like for the people that stayed in it for the duration, rather than hitting Route 66 for picking jobs in California.  It made THE GRAPES OF WRATH look like a family vacation by comparison. :-\
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Post by: madmax on May 21, 2017, 03:25:39 PM
Thanks. I'll put it on my list.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Orbean on May 26, 2017, 10:26:38 AM
A really good book on the people and 'heart-of-the-dust-bowl' areas in the panhandles of Texas & Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and southeastern Colorado is entitled THE WORST HARD TIME by Timothy Egan.  If you'd like to read what it was like for the people that stayed in it for the duration, rather than hitting Route 66 for picking jobs in California.  It made THE GRAPES OF WRATH look like a family vacation by comparison. :-\

Great book, really put a face on what depression and the dust bowl years were like.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lodge camper on June 08, 2017, 05:55:53 AM
we saw our 1st dust devil this year near plattsmouth, this weekend, right after crossing bridge on 34 from iowa. very cool.
otherwise, very green here and skeeter-central.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: hayshaker on June 13, 2017, 09:44:29 PM
Wolfy i have that book a very good read, also read (night came to the farms of the great plains).by Raymond d north and the dirty thirties by william H hull.
there is one can't remember the title but it deals it deals with the farm depression of the
80's in machinicsville,iowa. univ of iowa press. pray we never see those days again.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 13, 2017, 10:11:54 PM
Me too, but we've got a good start on it again this year......we're way behind on precip for the month of June.  This is the month when we usually get the most of our moisture for crop production, but so far we have had ZERO rainfall.....over 3" below average, now.  To top it all off, it has been in the mid 90s with winds of 20-30 mph for the last week and a half.....good hay crop and excellent drying conditions for getting it put up, but the corn REALLY needs a drink.  The corn plants were taking protection and rolling this afternoon....not good, this early in the year. :(
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: Mannlicher on June 26, 2017, 05:34:05 AM
Wolfy,  I am going to be driving right through Dawes County in October.  I'll be on my way to Douglas Wyoming for a long planned hunting trip.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on June 26, 2017, 08:34:47 AM
Wolfy,  I am going to be driving right through Dawes County in October.  I'll be on my way to Douglas Wyoming for a long planned hunting trip.

I envy you......not only for the hunting trip, but for the opportunity to visit The Museum Of The Fur Trade on the eastern edge of Chadron.  PLEASE, make an effort to see it....you will be amazed at the quality & variety of items in the collection!  :shocked:

World acclaimed and WOLFY APPROVED!   :thumbsup: :lol:

http://www.furtrade.org/visit-us/

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g45485-d1800283-Reviews-Museum_of_the_Fur_Trade-Chadron_Nebraska.html

(Click on the 'all photos' slide-show to give you a sneak peek of what to expect)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on June 26, 2017, 03:47:11 PM
We have fun little game going on in Nebraska.
http://nebraskapassport.com
You go around and visit sites with a nebraska connection,  getting your "passport " stamped at each one.
The wife and I have been to 6 of the closest ones & plain to do more next week.
Do any other states do this?
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on June 26, 2017, 03:50:04 PM
Speaking of games we also do this.
http://www.cornhuskerstategames.com
I haven't competed in years. I used to do some of the bike races.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on June 26, 2017, 03:52:51 PM
Not to leave anyone out.
http://www.sone.org/?get_id=Tw%2Bvmhic04HJp8c%2FyApDsqcri7lmr5Gn9dN8w%2Fun0wQ9xqjnAOb6efYC3TjyNwij5cuYK%2FSlk%2BxWaGO4n3wUPVHbHdnlxr%2BlRaRXbvazZu47lmAB2CfLIiS4i1kVoXRUrWn%2F%2BKj0057AZUk%3D
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: hayshaker on June 26, 2017, 05:51:49 PM
wow there really is stuff in nebraska, gosh i thought it was all wheat beans corn and pickups.
ya'know the pick up is the new iron pony, okahey
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 06, 2017, 06:26:48 PM
NEBRASKA is one of the very best spots in the nation for viewing the total eclipse of the sun on August 21st.  8)     It will be best for viewing in a band that runs diagonally across the state from NW to SE.  We have a clean atmosphere and few, if any lights or obstructions to interfere with your best photographic efforts.....not easy to come by in most areas of the country, but the grass-covered dunes of the Sandhills region will be primo!  Come one, come all, to NEBRASKA for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will not occur again until 2048 or 2075.....I don't have the luxury of waiting that long, so this is IT for me. :-\

Scroll down for lots of info........NOT TOO BAD!

http://neclipse17.com/

Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 08, 2017, 03:52:51 PM
I always liked Paul Harvey's radio tribute to the farmer......reminds me a lot of my dad.  O:-)

https://youtu.be/7UBj4Rbq3ZI
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on July 21, 2017, 07:57:22 AM
This is a REALLY cool website with some great videos and pictures of NEBRASKA.  If you only view one of the videos make sure it's 'Nebraska Beautiful!'  I think you'll agree that it's not too bad! :coffee:

http://www.nebraskaproject.com
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on July 21, 2017, 01:01:31 PM
Watched the one you suggested.  Really well done. 

In my days I have bird and game hunted from Oklahoma north to North Dakota and hit Montana, Wyoming, and all of that country in any of the States of the Great Plains is wonderful.  The ranchers and farmers we encounter have all been great people. 

Small towns throughout the region all have a cafe or store where the locals congregate and when you walk into one of them there is a moment of silence, conversation stops, and they look you over, smile, and go back to talking.  Ask them a question and they will talk to you about everything.  All of America should be like rural areas of our country.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: madmax on July 21, 2017, 03:24:30 PM
I watched "Nebraska Beautiful".  Great.
Kelly keeps hinting at a pull behind with pull-outs and a cross-country trip.  We'll be retired so I guess we'll just hobo around for awhile.  Those cowboys in the vid took me back.  Lotsa time on horses.  I had my own saddles.  My own boots.  My own hat.  But I never had a pair of six shooters and a pair of chaps.   They just got put back on my life list. 

Look out.  Here comes the City Slicker.  LOL
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 08, 2017, 08:05:47 PM
Here are two short videos worth watching.  They were made by a man I work with. He and his wife are here from Japan and like traveling around Nebraska taking photos.  He is doing a fine job capturing our state.
https://youtu.be/4NHNbAaa_dc

https://youtu.be/jVRUObkPg_U
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 08, 2017, 10:07:41 PM
Nice videos.  The second one is really neat.  Good music too, at least IMO. 
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 08, 2017, 10:43:43 PM
Thanks for adding those vids, lgm. :cheers:   Heather & I have been to that museum and there is an actual Kregel Eli windmill about 9 miles from me at the entrance to the Jackson landfill.  The landfill's owner, Leonard Gill, is a windmill freak of the first magnitude.  He has around 20-25 of the early mills set up along Highway 20 near Willis, NEBRASKA with signs by each one telling their origins and history.  Many of them are restored originals and some are custom-builds he had made from original factory blueprints.....he must have invested a small fortune in them.  Thank heaven for nutcases! :hail:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: lgm on September 09, 2017, 03:03:45 PM
Yes a good nutcase is a thing to behold.
Here is one more you will like.
https://youtu.be/3N_z5Rx5m2k
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 13, 2017, 09:54:32 AM
Painted ladies are invading Nebraska in huge numbers this year! :drool:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2017-09-11/nebraska-sees-spike-in-butterfly-population

I took a 190 mile motorcycle ride upriver to Niobrara State Park yesterday and I could barely see through the windshield when I got home. :puke:
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 24, 2017, 09:55:10 AM
Mileage on the Vulcan Classic LT, so far this summer......

(https://i.imgur.com/fPFUszG.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1LyysEm.jpg)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 24, 2017, 11:06:39 AM
Whooooooopeeeeeee!  You been having some serious fun.   

In my case I have only logged about 1000 miles this summer and most of that was in July and early August. 
Glad to see you getting in a lot of trips.   
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 24, 2017, 11:48:57 AM
NIOBRARA RIVER VALLEY OVERLOOK, NIOBRARA STATE PARK, NIOBRARA NEBRASKA

(https://i.imgur.com/1qda8lr.jpg)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on September 24, 2017, 12:28:39 PM
Nice pic Wolfy.
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on September 24, 2017, 01:34:54 PM
CHIEF STANDING BEAR BRIDGE ON THE SOUTH DAKOTA SIDE OF THE MISSOURI RIVER LOOKING BACK TOWARD THE NIOBRARA RIVER VALLEY IN NEBRASKA

(https://i.imgur.com/IYicifb.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8ao0tjy.jpg)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wolfy on October 19, 2017, 09:57:47 PM
Mileage on the Vulcan Classic LT, so far this summer......

(https://i.imgur.com/fPFUszG.jpg)

ANOTHER MILESTONE ON THE VULCAN FOR THIS SEASON   :banana:

(https://i.imgur.com/Wsaw4QW.jpg)

Just rolled over a 5 digit number on the Vulcan on October 19th.....6,248 miles in exactly 5 months. 8)
Title: Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
Post by: wsdstan on October 20, 2017, 09:38:02 AM
Congratulations Wolfy, lots of fun in those miles.