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The Oregon Trail - In Reverse

One of the great stories of our nation is that of the Oregon Trail. While the trail was first used by trappers and traders as early as 1811, it became the primary way for migrants to travel west to Oregon beginning in 1836. 1,071 more words

Melissa + Toby Wedding

From the weather to the venue, this day could not have been more perfect. Melissa and Toby were surrounded by family and loved ones as they said “I Do” at the base of a vineyard over looking the the sunset. 22 more words

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Kelsey + Jake

Sweet sweet people and sweet sweet moments. I cannot say how much I love what I do and the people I work with. I am so thankful for  the relationships I am able to build through this thing some would call a job. 19 more words

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[Homeward Bound]

Wasn’t there a movie about this? Oh … yes. The one that still makes several of my friends tear up; the one most of my classmates grew up watching. 309 more words



Well, specifically the “Golden Spike Tower” of North Platte, NE. We visited the “Bailey Yard” of the Union Pacific Railroad – the worlds largest ‘classification yard’. 73 more words


When things don't go as planned ... two lessons learned on the Fourth of July

At the midpoint of our trip when we were half-way from Georgia to Washington State, we had our first obstacle to overcome. The previous day had been full of rough roads from construction in Nebraska and we were looking towards less jolting and smooth roads in Wyoming with the Grand Tetons as our destination that day. 2,829 more words


Outsiders' Historical Assessment Of Nebraska

“We can’t get there from here unless
We go through that. It’s flat, I guess.”
(The postal shorthand’s also clear:
Please send this NE-where but here.)