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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #100 on: August 31, 2014, 06:46:13 PM »
JUST WATCH FOR THE SIGNS AT EVERY BORDER CROSSING

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #101 on: September 01, 2014, 07:13:02 PM »
MISSOURI NATIONAL RECREATIONAL RIVER EDUCATION & RESOURCE CENTER, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #102 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.

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #103 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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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #104 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:
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #105 on: September 03, 2014, 04:15:49 AM »
I love this thread.  Keep going!

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #106 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.
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #107 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:

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #108 on: September 06, 2014, 05:13:35 AM »
PRAIRIE WILDFLOWERS, MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA









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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #109 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.
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #110 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.
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #111 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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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #112 on: September 07, 2014, 01:20:14 PM »
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA



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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #113 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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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #114 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
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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #115 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:
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« Reply #116 on: September 07, 2014, 05:06:40 PM »
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #117 on: September 07, 2014, 05:13:54 PM »
PIONEER COURAGE PARK, 16TH & DODGE STREETS, OMAHA, DOUGLAS COUNTY, NEBRASKA





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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #118 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.
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« Reply #119 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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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #120 on: September 08, 2014, 05:31:50 PM »
Good stuff through this entire thread, wolfy, good stuff.   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #121 on: September 11, 2014, 03:25:04 AM »
Those are pretty cool, nice to see they are not all graphfitied(sp) up
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« Reply #122 on: September 18, 2014, 12:51:27 PM »
TURKEY MOMS & KIDS, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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« Reply #123 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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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #124 on: September 18, 2014, 01:24:15 PM »
That Sumac is pretty.  There are lots of turkeys here this year too. 
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« Reply #125 on: September 18, 2014, 05:57:49 PM »
LOTS OF 'EM OUT TODAY, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA



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« Reply #126 on: September 18, 2014, 06:04:32 PM »
RED PHASE SUMAC, MISSOURI RIVER BLUFFS, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA



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« Reply #127 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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« Reply #128 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:
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« Reply #129 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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« Reply #130 on: September 28, 2014, 04:37:50 PM »
AUTUMN WOODBINE TURNING RED, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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Re: NEBRASKA: IT'S NOT TOO BAD
« Reply #131 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 :(
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« Reply #132 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)
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« Reply #133 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
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GROUP SHOT OF THE MAIN PLAYERS


MOSES "CALIFORNIA JOE" MILNER, FRIEND OF WILLIAM CODY, CUSTER'S FAVORITE SCOUT


GRAND DUKE ALEXEI ALEXANDROVICH


GENERAL GEORGE ARMSTRONG CUSTER


SPOTTED TAIL, CHIEF OF THE BRULE LAKOTA


COLONEL WILLIAM FREDERICK CODY


ELIZABETH BACON CUSTER & GRAND DUKE ALEXIS


CUSTER AT THE GRAND DUKE'S TENT AFTER A HARD DAY'S HUNT


COLONEL CODY & CALIFORNIA JOE VISITING AT THE GRAND DUKE'S TENT



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« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2014, 07:16:35 PM »
Those are great photos Wolfy.  Thanks.
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« Reply #136 on: September 30, 2014, 09:01:17 AM »
EARLY AUTUMN COLORS SHOWING UP, BIGLEY'S RAVINE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA

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YOUNG JAKES WORKIN' ON THEIR NIGHT MOVES, BIGLEY'S RAVINE, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA


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« Reply #138 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. 
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« Reply #139 on: October 09, 2014, 10:04:45 AM »
And it might soon be a world record holder in this category..... :popcorn:
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« Reply #140 on: October 09, 2014, 10:51:58 AM »
"It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" :hail:
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« Reply #141 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. 
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« Reply #142 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. 
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« Reply #143 on: October 15, 2014, 08:13:31 PM »
FALL COLORS NEARING THEIR PEAK, PONCA STATE PARK, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA







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« Reply #144 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.
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« Reply #145 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. :-\
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« Reply #146 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:


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« Reply #147 on: October 18, 2014, 12:24:08 PM »
FALL SOYBEAN HARVEST BEGINS, THE FARM, DIXON COUNTY, NEBRASKA










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« Reply #148 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.
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« Reply #149 on: October 18, 2014, 04:29:34 PM »
That can't be you driving that tractor.  No bib overalls.   :lol: :taunt: