Morrill is a village located in Scotts Bluff County, in the western Panhandle, in the northwestern portion of the United States state of Nebraska. Morrill is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 921 at the 2010 census. Photographer Unknown.


David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Pete Cawiezel.

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. 

Not stopping with Morrill, Henry, Lyman, Lingle, Southeast, and Torrington, Pete also is active in the Harrison community as a member of the Sioux County Historical Society, a volunteer at their museum, and a helper with the annual Historical Trek in that area.  Every community is a beneficiary of his love for the community which Pete says he “truly enjoys.”

  1. Download: “Voices on the Praire Wind” – Season 1 Episode 6 ( MP3 ), ( OGG )



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.


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.


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In 1886, settlers from the vicinity of Fort Collins, Colorado found a fertile valley at the mouth of the Sheep Creek draw about a mile north of present-day Morrill. There, they established a settlement to which they gave the name of Collins. In the early 1900s, the impending arrival of the Burlington Railroad in the vicinity prompted the relocation of the town.
Spurred by the rumor that a depot would be built in the area, Charles Henry Morrill, president of the Lincoln Land Company, platted the new townsite about a mile from Collins. The new settlement, which bore Morrill’s name, was incorporated in 1907. Image created between 1912-1920. Photographer: Unknown