The Great Platte River Road Monument in Kearney (Click for full story)
Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - Kearney NE
The Monument spans I-80 with this remarkable structure. The exhibits are inside the arch, on two levels.
Those who have followed my stories over the years will know that I have a fascination for the western trails and tracks, starting with the Pony Express and the western migrations over the Oregon, California, Mormon, and other trails and followed by the Union Pacific Rail Road, the Lincoln Highway, US 30, and I-80. I have visited many locations associated with any of these and visited many museums and other venues that tell of those mighty efforts to travel across our broad country. Having lived for many years in Sweetwater County in Wyoming I was aware of all of these because they all passed or pass through that county. We are now staying in Kearney, Nebraska, located along the Platte River, another location associated with them all.