The Great Plains

West-bound travelers will leave the prairie regions of eastern Nebraska and enter the Great Plains within… Read More

Civilian Conservation Corps

From 1934 to 1939, Companies 2741 and 2732 of the Civilian Conservation Corps occupied a camp near this… Read More

Nebraska Centre-Boyd Ranche

James E. Boyd settled near here in 1858 and by 1860 operated a trail ranche supplying travelers on the… Read More

Kearney-Fort Kearny

For the next fifty miles east-bound travelers will be passing from the semi-arid Great Plains into the… Read More

Post South Loup Fork "Fort Banishment"

On the South Loup River southwest of here was the site of the U.S. Army’s Post South Loup Fork. This… Read More


Gibbon, near here, was the site of a unique experiment in homestead colonization. The Soldiers’ Free… Read More

The Watson Ranch

In 1888, H. D. Watson established the historic Watson Ranch, at one time containing 8,000 acres, reaching… Read More

Elm Creek

Elm Creek siding was established in August 1866 during construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. The… Read More

Kearney Cotton Mill

In the late 1880’s, Kearney business leaders envisioned the city as a major manufacturing center. The… Read More

Gibbon, 1871-1971

Gibbon, on the old Mormon Trail, was the site of a unique experiment in homestead colonization. Originally… Read More

Kearney State College

In January, 1903, the Legislature of the State of Nebraska appropriated $50,000 for the establishment… Read More

Historic Kearney

In 1847 Brigham Young led the first migration over the Morman Trail along the north bank of the Platte… Read More