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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.
Scotts Bluff National Monument - Photograph courtesy: Hawk Buckman

U.S. Parks Services Chief Ranger Justin Cawiezel of Scotts Bluff National Monument

As emmigrants passed through the shadow of Scotts Bluff National Monumnet a degree of awe came over them.  Written diaries are all we have of those encounters with the North Platte Valley as they made their way to distance lands on the West Coast of North America.   Scotts Bluff wasn't just the bluff that over-looks Gering and Scottsbluff, Nebraska.  The area to the South known as the Wildcat Hills were also considered Scotts Bluffs.

Voices on the Praire Wind S1E1

David Wolf speaks with Gary Warrner whose family moved to the area in the early 1880's and settled in south central Scotts Bluff County.  Gary's chronicles both sides of his grandparent's journey to the area and talks about his personal journey which has taken him to the oil fields in Texas and back to the area where he opened his own business.  After he retired, the call of ranching was too much, and he started a herd of his own.