Sandhill cranes hanging out in Nebraska

They’re baaaccckkk! And it’s a beautiful sight. Sandhill cranes have started their annual migration through the Central Flyway, which encompasses about 100 miles of Nebraska’s Platte River valley. The prehistoric birds have migrated to roost among the river’s sandbars between Grand Island and North Platte for thousands of years. Kearney is considered Ground Zero for […]

Kearney Archway offers “look” into westward migration

Designed as a tribute to Nebraska’s pioneer history and the role the Platte River valley played in American westward expansion, the Kearney Archway has not quite succeeded in its goals. Officially named the Great Platte River Road Archway Monument, the museum has struggled financially almost from the start. It recently filed for bankruptcy protection. It […]

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