I am currently a wildlife biology major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, working on various undergraduate research projects. I first learned about Platte Basin Timelapse (PBT) last spring and was thrilled to see how imagery was being used to convey important stories. After that meeting, I knew I wanted to contribute to this […]

In North Fork of the Platte River, you can see Albert Bierstadt’s inventive and evocative use of light. (WikiArt.org)

As tame as the state of Nebraska may seem in these days of interstate highways and carefully plotted section lines, it was not always so. There was a time in America’s history when the land that would become Nebraska was a dangerous unknown, an unforgiving, unending plain, cut through by a long, broad river which […]

Today we may think nothing of driving over a bridge. One hundred and fifty years ago, it wasn’t so easy. Some of the first bridges across the Platte were made of sod.

For two decades Fort Kearny served as a symbol of American westward expansion, an outpost on the frontier as settlers headed west.

From the time of the first agricultural societies, farmers have experimented with various ways to get enough water to their crops.