Ezra Meeker’s crusade is credited for reawakening awareness of the Oregon Trail in the early 20th century. In the process, he erroneously linked Omaha to the trail and others took his word for it.
UNL assistant professor Margaret Huettl worked with game developers on the new version of "The Oregon Trail," which was released this spring on Apple Arcade.
There are plenty of interesting tidbits and backstories about historical markers in Jeff Barnes' 176-page book, "Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze."
GERING — Park rangers at the Scotts Bluff National Monument continue to line up events to celebrate its 100th anniversary as a national monument all year long.
Following one of America’s “scenic byways” offers boundless flexibility for choosing one’s getaway plan. They’re the miniature versions, if you will, of the ambitious nationwide “auto tour routes” like those that follow the Oregon Trail or Route 66. Every one of the 50 states has designated scenic byways within its borders, offering trip lengths, themes and features for virtually any vacationer.
Netflix subscribers can get a glimpse of rugged scenery in western Nebraska next year when the entertainment provider premieres an Oregon Trai…
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. - The Oregon Trail Community Foundation recently received a $20,000 donation from Platte Valley Companies.
The “top story” at Scotts Bluff National Monument will always be the pioneers. But other fascinating tales await atop — and below — Scottsbluff-Gering’s dominant feature.
The Boy Scouts camped overnight at Stuhr Museum, then awoke early in the morning to eat and pack replicas of the handcarts Mormons used to make their trip to Utah.
LINCOLN — Re-enactors will revisit the early days of the Oregon Trail during an annual pageant at Ash Hollow State Historical Park in Nebraska…