Nebraska City: Apples, trees and history

Nebraska City is where it all began…for Arbor Day! J. Sterling Morton came to the small southeast Nebraska city in 1854, at the age of 22. His life would see him serve as a newspaper editor, territorial governor and the force behind creating Arbor Day. Morton and his wife lived in a small cabin he […]

Arbor Day has roots in Nebraska; Tree beauty abounds

Warren Buffett is credited with saying “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree long ago.” How many of us even think about a tree’s life when we see them or take a rest under the shade? I know I’ve been among the many who complain during the Fall when leaves […]

Holiday, history live at Kansas City’s Union Station

Pirates, trains and Christmas trees highlight visits at Kansas City’s Union Station. An Amtrak station is located inside Union Station. The station’s entrance isn’t exempt from the holiday spirit. Christmas trees stand guard on either side of the entrance. There is also a permanent model railroad display at Union Station. Imagine the fun the guys […]

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