The surrounding areas are filled with wonderful stories and interesting bits of information. The Legacy of the Plains Museum has created a podcast in order to preserve and explore these stories. We hope you join us and enjoy the the Voices on the Prairie Wind.
Episode 1 – David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, speaks with Gary Warner. Gary’s family moved to the area in the early 1880’s and settled in south-central Scotts Bluff County.
Episode 2 – David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Vicki Schmitt and Jack Preston to talk about the impact of the Homestead Act and its impact in the western Nebraska/eastern Wyoming.
Episode 3 – David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Vicki Schmitt and Larry Gibbs to talk about the history of sugar beets, the sugar factories, and the communities in which they evolved in the western Nebraska/eastern Wyoming.
Episode 4 – David Wolf, Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum, is joined by Eric Grunwald, Lead Interpreter at Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska, to talk about the history and relevance of the Scotts Bluff National Monument.
Episode 5 – Jerry Lucas, local historian, and trapper interpreter joins us to talk about the early fur trappers and traders, some of the big personalities, and the many myths surrounding Scotts Bluff’s namesake, Hiram Scott.
Episode 6 – Pete Cawiezel, a Morrill, Nebraska, and rural Sioux County native stops by to talk about the history of the town of Morrill. Pete has been a very active community member since 1998. He serves as the Director of the Morrill Village Museum.
Episode 7 – Brian Croft talks with David and Vickie about the history of maps in Nebraska.
Episode 8 – Barb Netherland joins David Wolf and Vicki Schmitt to talk about the Overland Trails, the Paul and Helen Henderson Collection, and the importance of diaries in depicting everyday life on the trail.
Episode 9 – Nancy Gillis joins the Director of the Legacy of the Plains Museum David Wolf, and Vicky Schmitt, to discuss the effects of the Homestead Act and its impact on Native Americans during the great migration across the United States.
Episode 10 – Dan Holtz joins our hosts Dave Wolf and Vicki Schmitt to talk about his use of original songs to tell the stories of people, places, and things in Nebraska.
Episode 11 – David Wolf talks with Nick Sakarada about his family’s history here in the North Platte Valley. Nick is a second-generation, Nisei, Japanese American.
Episode 12 – David Wolf talks with Vickie Schaepler, Coordinator for the Legacy of the Plains Japanese Hall and History Project.
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