Dr. Jefferson Broome, professor at Arapahoe Community College and author and expert on the Indian Wars of the 1860's-70's, lectured on the Indian raids in northern Phelps County and along the Oregon Trail in Nebraska and Colorado Tuesday evening at the Nebraska Prairie Museum in Holdrege, NE. Dr. Broome (on the right) and Bill Peterson of Kearney share a deep interest in the stories that abound about the Indian raids along the Oregon Trail.
North Platte Canteen featured on Veteran's Day
Ninety-five people came to the Nebraska Prairie Museum on Veterans' Day, Nov. 11, to learn the story of the North Platte Canteen during World War II. Charlotte Endorf, of Hadar, Nebraska, brought history to life with stories from her research of the Canteen in the North Platte train depot and the sixmillion soldiers who rode the troop trains to and from their WWII missions in the Pacific and European theaters. The soldiers were treated to sandwiches, pie and coffee, and a friendly atmosphere as ladies from many Nebraska and Colorado communities took turns bringing homemade food to the Canteen.
Veterans share breakfast, memories and models
More than 150 people came to the the Nebraska Prairie Museum for the annual Veterans' Breakfast on Friday, November 7. The program honored all U.S. Servicemen and women, with each veteran introducing himself/herself by giving their name, branch and dates of service, and some even gave their military serial number.
Warner Carlson of Holdrege served as Master of Ceremonies, and Bob Stolz told stories of his adventures in the U.S. Marine Corp. Mary Olson of Holdrege sang the National Anthem to open the program, and played Taps on her trumpet to close the program.
The audience was then directed to the Museum's War Memorial room to view Tim Kingsley's models of airplanes, ships and tanks on which Phelps County airmen, sailors and soldiers served.
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