Fort McPherson

About 3-4 miles south of Maxwell, NE (pop. 312) on State Hwy 56A lies Fort McPherson National Cemetery.  Established in 1863, the fort was originally built to protect travelers along the Oregon Trail.  As western settlement progressed, the need for soldiers decreased and the fort took on a new role as a national cemetery. The nation's … Continue reading Fort McPherson

All Aboard!

I visited this Union Pacific train station as a young boy in the early 50's; the memories that remain of that day are vivid ones.  The whole family went to the train station to see my uncle off to the Army.  I couldn't get over how BIG the place was ... and how busy.  The … Continue reading All Aboard!