Episode 5 - Crossing the Mountains. The pioneers who followed the Great Platte River Road through the land that would become Nebraska overcame many obstacles on their journey. In the process, they built America. Sallie Hester kept a diary of her experiences as she traveled on a wagon train with her family on the California Trail. Excerpts from her story are featured here. Find past episodes on the Kearney Archway YouTube Channel. ... See MoreSee Less
Attention Nebraska Passport lovers! The Nebraska Passport Program is in place and is set to begin, tentatively, on June 1. Planning a "stay-cation" close to home this year? You can collect conventional passport stamps or digital passport stamps and discover Nebraska's hidden gems. Learn more at nebraskapassport.com/Important update! The Nebraska Passport Program will now begin on June 1st. Due to the rapidly evolving nature of COVID-19, the dates are subject to change if necessary. Please keep an eye on nebraskapassport.com/ for program updates. ... See MoreSee Less
The Archway's Wagon Train Wednesday series tells the stories of the pioneers who traveled the Great Platte River Road through Nebraska and helped to build America. Please be sure to follow the Archway to see new videos in the coming weeks. Past Wagon Train Wednesday videos can be found on the Kearney Archway YouTube channel.
In this episode - The Hesters traveled westward with a wagon train on a trip that would take 7 months and cover 2,000 miles. There were plenty of hardships on the trail, but they also found ways to have fun. ... See MoreSee Less