Monthly Archives: July 2013

Center for Great Plains Studies

I have mentioned it a few times in this blog, but for anyone interested in tapping into a deeper knowledge of the Great Plains there is the Center for Great Plains Studies (CGPS) in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It’s an academic arm … Continue reading

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Dances with Wolves

Let’s return to films for a moment to cover arguably the most popular and well received film to have the Great Plains as a backdrop – Dances with Wolves.  In fact, the setting becomes almost as much of a character … Continue reading

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NEW – Oregon Desert Trail

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A 33-year-old hiker has just become the first person to hike a proposed trail that spans roughly 800 miles across Oregon’s high desert. The trail runs from Bend to the Owyhee Canyonlands near the Idaho…

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Please Welcome . . . ABE

As some of you may recall, our mascot bison who appears on the logo has a name – ABE, which is an acronym that stands for American Bison Extraordinaire.  For the past week, I’ve been involved in a project to … Continue reading

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The Great Plains – The Most American Landscape

Happy 4th of July from the Great Plains Trail!  On this most American of holidays, it’s time to recognize (and brag just a bit) that the most American of landscapes is indeed the Great Plains.  I will expand on this … Continue reading

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