The Czech Presbyterian church sits alone on a hilltop in Saunders County, about 5 miles southwest of Wahoo, Nebraska. Rebuilt in 1928, I was impressed with the simple elegance of the interior. Thought for the Day: "K-I-S-S", keep it simple, stupid.
Earlier in the summer, I was strolling around Wahoo, Nebraska, killing time waiting for my grandson's baseball game to start. At the eastern end of Main Street is a large building for sale: "D. R. Phelps Lumber & Coal Co. 1900 - 1944". Being an interested buyer (nosy), I decided to give it a closer … Continue reading Farm Wagon
One thing I like about county fairs is people watching. All kinds of people, real people show up as themselves. It’s waaay better than WalMart in the sense that fair-goers aren’t trying to make a statement, they are just there to enjoy the festivities. Recently, I went to the Saunders County Fair in Wahoo, Nebraska. … Continue reading County Fair
I was in Wahoo, Nebraska last week, attending the Saunders County Fair, where my granddaughter was competing in three horsemanship events. I like these small-town events because photographers have good access to almost everything. While waiting for my granddaughter's turn at barrel racing, I got up close to the arena fence to take some test shots. This … Continue reading Barrel Racing
Whenever I'm in a doctor's office, hospital or other medical facility I kill time by looking at the large framed pictures in the hallways and waiting rooms. Before long, I find myself fantasizing about seeing one of my own photos with my name on fancy tag below. Saunders Health Services Foundation sponsored a photo contest this past summer, … Continue reading Hospitals
I was in Saunders County, looking for the Czech Presbyterian Cemetery. Four miles west of Wahoo, NE, on state hwy 92, then 3 1/2 miles south and a 1/2 mile east. By now, the sun was low in the sky and falling fast. A small sign on the county road directed me down a narrow lane, … Continue reading Country Cemetery
It was a hot muggy July day at the Saunders County Fair Grounds in Wahoo, NE, with threatening thunderstorms that occasionally hid the blinding sun. My 16 year-old granddaughter competed in four events in the 4-H horse show: halter, Western pleasure riding, pole bending and barrel racing. The first event was early morning, and her last … Continue reading Long Day
Molten steel! It takes teamwork and trust to successfully pour molten steel out of an extremely heavy ingot into a small mold. The recipe for molten steel is iron ore and scrap metal, mixed and heated to 2,900 degrees. This is one of the last pours of molten steel that will come out of this … Continue reading Fire in the Hole!
Believe it or not, this picture was taken last week. Yes, in October 2013, not in 1906 when the plant was built. This steel casting plant, an icon of Omaha manufacturing, is moving to a new facility in Wahoo, Nebraska. I was lucky to get a tour of the old plant before it shuts down. … Continue reading Made in America