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...
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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...
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.
The corn farmers of Nebraska look to the future with vision and investment in the many possibilities for new uses for corn. Corn is a sustainable crop used for feed, fuel, food and fiber and has a major role in our state’s economy and feeding a growing world. The organization to carry out this vision to create more demand for corn as a feed, fuel, food and fiber is the Nebraska Corn Board.
Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act of 1862 on July 1, establishing the original Union Pacific Railroad. Ground was broken in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1863, though the first rail wasn’t laid until July 1865, three months after President Lincoln was assassinated. Seven years after the signing of the Pacific Railway Act, Lincoln's dream was a reality when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed.
The Missouri river, at 2,540 miles in length, is the longest river in the United States. It has played an important role in the discovery and expansion of our country to the West Coast, as well as to the discovery and expansion of Nebraska as a state.
The Krieger Family Foundation was established by Jim Krieger, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gallup and his wife, Penny in 2011. It focuses on the importance and relevancy of learning entrepreneurial skills, supporting and helping develop programs such as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 4-H Youth Development Program and the Lincoln Public Schools Entrepreneurship Focus Program.
Charlie Wright was born in 1932 and raised in Scottsbluff, where he graduated from high school in 1950. As a boy he climbed the CCC switchback trail to the top of Scotts Bluff, where he explored the area that Curly Hair, later known as the famous Oglala Lakota thunder dreamer, Crazy Horse, cried his vision quest.
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