SEASON 1 EPISODE 5 “VOICES ON THE PRAIRE WIND”
David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Jerry Lucas.
It was not long after the Lewis and Clark Expedition when American, British, and French trappers and traders started to use the North Platte River as a highway to the Rockies. Jerry Lucas, local historian and trapper interpreter, joins us to talk about the early fur trappers and traders, some of the big personalities, and the many myths surrounding Scotts Bluff’s namesake, Hiram Scott.
Scotts Bluff National Monument has been a landmark for humans from native Americans to emigrants on the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails, and is still a beacon for travelers today.
- Specail thanks to Kaspen Hailey for his contribution of original music to the Voices on the Praire Wind Podcast.Learn more abourt Kaspen Hailey’s music.
- This program was produced with the help of Long Draw Productions.
- Distributed by, and available at Buzzsprout
HISTORY OF THE PODCAST
After months of preparation, on August 25, 2021, the first “Voices on the Praire Wind Podcast” was dropped, made public, on several global platforms launching the Legacy of the Plain Museum in Gering, Nebraska into a new era of global communication, sharing the stories, people and events of the High Plains with the rest of the world.
LEGACY OF THE PLAINS MUESUM
Located on the Oregon Trail, the Legacy of the Plains Museum features an impressive collection of pioneer and early community artifacts, antique tractors, and farm implements; an 80-acre working farm; historic farmstead structures; and striking views of Scotts Bluff National Monument. Come live the timeless stories of the Nebraska prairie.