Marty Ramirez

Mauricio “Marty” Ramirez is a third-generation Nebraskan from Scottsbluff. He is descended from beet workers. An avid baseball player, he played second base on Scottsbluff’s state championship Midgets’ baseball team in 1960. Marty would become the first Latino baseball player for the Chadron State College baseball team in 1964. He graduated from Chadron State College with...

Sam Franco

Severiano Franco was born  on February 11, 1938 in Minatare, Nebraska to Santos Franco and Andrea Hernandez, both Mexican immigrants. They settled in Minatare along with many other immigrant families to provide agriculture labor to the sugar beet industry. During his early years in school, the city of Minatare maintained two different schools. One school was...

Otoe-Missouria Tribe

Four Hundred Years of History. Red Rock, Okla.--At one time, the Otoes and Missourias, along with the Winnebago and Iowa Tribes, were once part of a single tribe that lived in the Great Lakes Region of the United States. In the 16th century the tribes separated from each other and migrated west and south although they still lived near each other in the lower Missouri River Valley.