If you’ve ever taken I-80 straight across the state of Nebraska, you were probably left with the impression that Nebraska is completely flat and terribly boring. However, if you explore the rural highways, especially in the western panhandle, you’ll find that Nebraska has some beautiful scenery, great history and friendly folks.
A few years back, I tagged along on a business trip with my Mom that took us through the Fort Robinson, Crawford and Chadron areas. At the time, I was taking a Great Plains Literature course and reading Old Jules, so our journey was very apropos for me. I came across these photos while I was cleaning up my hard drive yesterday and couldn’t help but notice the coincidence – it was exactly this time of year when I took these, early fall.
These were the only photos I had on my hard drive, but I know I took some of Fort Robinson as well, so I plan to poke around and see if I can find them. Have you been to western Nebraska? What’d you think?