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    • Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory, Records

    • Tractors--Testing; John Deere tractors; Deere & Company; Lawn tractors
    • "A John Deere Garden Tractor is tested at the Department of Agicultural Engineering to determine the location of the Centre of Gravity. The location is important for research in the dynamics and tip-over characteristics of a tractor. This was a...
    • Freighters in Nebraska City, Nebraska

    • Freight and freightage -- Nebraska; Nebraska City (Neb.); Overland Trails; Cattle; Covered wagons; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract A wagon train of Nebraska City freighters near the Missouri River before beginning the journey west.
    • Chimney Rock sketch

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Geology--Nebraska; Rock formations; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract About 35 million years ago, thick sediments carried by wind and streams began to cover the present Nebraska panhandle. Wind-deposited sediments in the form of ash originated with volcanic eruptions to the west. Volcanic activity and...
    • Chimney Rock sketch

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Geology--Nebraska; Rock formations--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract About four or five million years ago the rate of erosion, especially by streams, exceeded the rate of deposition. This plain, which once was as high as the top of the Wildcat Ridge, began to erode away.
    • Emigrant train camp illustration

    • Overland Trails--Description and travel; African American pioneers; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract African Americans also made the journey westward. An 1849 gold seeker, John Banks, was in St. Joseph, Missouri, when he recorded this: ôAt the ferry I saw a colored man going to the land of gold prompted by the hope of redeeming a wife...
    • Dress

    • Dresses; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract An 1849 dress. Advice to emigrants by Frederick Piercy: ôWith reference to clothing, I would say use any old clothes you may happen to have by youàAll that I have to recommend to the ladies is that they do not wear their dresses quite...
    • Headdress

    • Indians of North America--Clothing; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Because eastern tenderfeet anticipated armed confrontations with warring tribesmen, they expected to see chiefs in feathered headdresses wielding war clubs. Such fights were uncommon. The wagon trains usually encountered Native Americans...
    • War club

    • Indians of North America; Indian weapons--North America; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Because eastern tenderfeet anticipated armed confrontations with warring tribesmen, they expected to see chiefs in feathered headdresses wielding war clubs. Such sights were uncommon. The wagon trains usually encountered Native Americans...
    • Headdress

    • Indians of North America--Clothing; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Because eastern tenderfeet anticipated armed confrontations with warring tribesmen, they expected to see chiefs in feathered headdresses wielding war clubs. Such sights were uncommon. The wagon trains usually encountered Native Americans...
    • Ogalillah Sioux village, north fork of the Platte

    • Siouan Indians--Dwellings; Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902.; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Before he achieved national acclaim as a painter of magnificant western landscapes, Albert Bierstadt traveled overland with camera in tow. He captured the stark reality of Indian life.
    • Chimney Rock

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Black and white photograph of Chimney Rock in Nebraska - August 29, 1968
    • Independent gold seeker

    • Gold miners -- United States; Caricatures and cartoons -- United States; Gold mines and mining -- United States; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Cartoon: ""Independent Gold Seeker.""
    • Great Platte river road

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Wagon trains--Nebraska; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Chalk: The Great Platte River Road ûGeorge Dial, Lincoln, Nebraska; 1969
    • Charles Preuss portrait

    • Preuss, Charles, 1803-1854--Portraits ; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Charles Preuss served as cartographer on John C. FremontÆs 1842 expedition. Though perhaps not the first to explore the Platte Valley route, FremontÆs 1842 travels generated the most attention. Thousands read his influential account of...
    • Chimney Rock model

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Geology--Nebraska; Rock formations--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Chimney Rock is mainly composed of Brule clay, not ôrock,ö with horizontal layers of volcanic ash and sandstone. The soft clay erodes easily, while the hard sandstone does not. The presence of the protective sandstone cap may explain...
    • Chimney Rock model

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Geology--Nebraska; Rock formations--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Chimney Rock is mainly composed of Brule clay, not ôrock,ö with horizontal layers of volcanic ash and sandstone. The soft clay erodes easily, while the hard sandstone does not. The presence of the protective sandstone cap may explain...
    • Chimney Rock souvenirs

    • Chimney Rock (Neb.); Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Nebraska; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Chimney Rock souvenirs: lottery ticket, license plate, potato sack, t-shirt, plate, ice cream bucket, pamphlet, sugar packets, envelope, book, placemat, Q125 medal, sheet music.
    • Covered wagon and oxen model

    • Oxen; Overland Trails--Description and travel; Wagon trains--Models; Nebraska Western Trails Project NSHS
    • Abstract Covered wagon/oxen model. Oxen were the preferred draft animal for a wagon. They were less expensive, easier to feed, more durable, and less attractive to thieves.

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