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.
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.
The Legacy of the Plains library and archive includes thousands of items. They include rare publications (including books, newspapers, magazines, maps, manuscripts, and other print resources); a unique collection of technical literature related to farming and farm equipment; audiovisual materials; personal, corporate, and governmental archives; homestead filings and land records; documents of local area businesses; and thousands of images dating from the 19th century to the present, both physically and digitally.
The Paul and Helen Henderson Oregon Trail Collection is one of the most complete trail research tools in existence. It consists over 100 boxes of historical material, including thousands of slides, dozens of maps, thousands of photographs, several manuscripts, and more than 300 pioneer diaries, guides, journals, and letters from the period 1805-1883.
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.
In July of 2021 David Wolfe, Director of Legecy of the Plains Muesum in Gering, Nebraska, contacted Long Draw Productions in reference to equipment needed to create a podcast which would serve two purposes.
Minge Longhorn Herd Donated by Harold and Barb Minge.
Legacy of the Plain Museum houses one of the region’s most significant collections of artifacts and archival resources. Our collection includes thousands of items, covering more...
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