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Scotts Bluff National Monument Jan 04 2022 Sunrise © Hawk Buckman

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E10

Nancy Gillis joins the Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum David Wolf, and Vicky Schmitt, to discuss the effects of the Homestead Act and its impact on Native Americans during the great migration across the United States.

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E9

Nancy Gillis joins the Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum David Wolf, and Vicky Schmitt, to discuss the effects of the Homestead Act and its impact on Native Americans during the great migration across the United States.

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E8

David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, and Vicki Schmitt are joined by Barb Netherland to talk about the Overland Trails, the Paul and Helen Henderson Collection, and the importance of diaries in depicting everyday life on the trail.
Nebraska Early Fall

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E7

Brian Croft talks with David and Vickie about the history of maps in Nebraska. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, but has spent the last 16 years teaching Composition, Literature, and Nebraska History at Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff.

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E6

Pete Cawiezel, a Morrill, Nebraska, and rural Sioux County native.  Pete has been a active community member since 1998.  He serves as the Director of the Morrill Museum located in the Morrill Public Library.  He is currently serving his second term as President of the Morrill Public Library Board. 

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E5

David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Eric Grunwald, Lead Interpreter at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska, to talk about the history and relevanceof the Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E4

David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Eric Grunwald, Lead Interpreter at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska, to talk about the history and relevanceof the Scotts Bluff National Monument.
Western Sugar Cooperative

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E3

David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Vicki Schmitt and Larry to talk about the history of sugar beets, the sugar factories and the communities in which they evolved in western Nebraska/Wyobraska area.
St Agnes Catholic Church - Photo Hawk Buckman

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E2

David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Vicki Schmitt and Jack Preston to talk about the impact of the Homestead Act and its impact in western Nebraska/Wyobraska area. The Homestead Act was one of the major contributors to settlement in Wyobraska, and both of Jack’s great grandparents homesteaded in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. He has done extensive research into the early settlers in Scotts Bluff County.
Minge Herd, donated by Harold and Barb Minge

Minge Longhorn Herd at Legacy of the Plains Museum is one of a kind...

Minge Longhorn herd at Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering, Nebraska was donated by Harold and Barb Minge. Learn more about the Minge Longhorn herd in S1E1 of Voices on the Prairie Wind podcast as Gary Warrner speaks with Director of the Legacy of the Plains David Wolf  about raising Longhorn, and the hisotry of when, and why, the Minge family donated the herd to posterity of the Panhandle of Nebraska.