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Cattle Brands

Branding cattle is still alive and well in western Nebraska.  Just outside the bank in Merriman, Nebraska, is a large sign that identifies all the brands used in the Nebraska Sand Hills in 1964.  Below each brand is the name … Continue reading

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Uber Sand Trap

The Nebraska Sand Hills are basically a grass-stabilized desert, with gently rolling “dunes” that cover a quarter of the state.  As barren as the land appears on the top, below it sits the Ogallala Aquifer, which is the largest body … Continue reading

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Tiny Town, NE

Cherry County is the largest county in Nebraska .  Covering over 6,000 square miles, this county is larger than the state of Connecticut, and has a population density of less than one person per square mile.  Bounded on the north … Continue reading

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Sand Hills Safari

I just returned from a photo-safari of rural Nebraska; I called it my Sand Hills Safari because most of it focused on the western half of the state. Before I retired, my job took me to the western-most parts of Kansas … Continue reading

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Tschus

“Tschus” (pronounced “chuse”) is a German word/expression that means, “see ya”.  I’ve had it on my license plate since Rebecca came into our lives as an exchange student in 1994. It’s o-dark-thirty  (4:30 AM) now and I’m leaving the house … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s This?

Prairie Art?What the heck IS this?  I was originally attracted to this scene by the lone tree on the hill top, but the more I studied this strange apparatus, the more I liked it as a foreground element.  It looks … Continue reading

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