Nebraska at 150: Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

Editor’s Note: Nebraska is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2017. As the state observes its sesquicentennial, we are taking a look at some of the state’s attractions we’ve enjoyed visiting. Today, we revisit our drive along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway… Growing up in the eastern edge of the state, most Nebraskans know the […]

Beating the winter doldrums: Taking a day trip

As winter nears its end, I think a lot of us are starting to have that cooped up feeling. You know it – we basically go from home to work or the store and back home. You want to get out and see some of the world. We’re ready for some fun time. But, we […]

Take a history drive along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway in Nebraska

Growing up in the eastern edge of the state, most Nebraskans know the story of Lewis and Clark. We learned about the two explorers in school. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led the expedition of the new territory of the United States after we bought the land from the French as part of the Louisiana […]

Oakland, Nebraska, celebrates Swedish heritage

My dad’s parents came to America from Malmo, Sweden, in the early 1900s. So, my dad and his twin sister were the first Swansons from that side of the family born in the United States. My dad didn’t speak English until he started grade school. My kids would say he never learned to speak English, […]

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