Nebraska sand hills

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Gary Smith

Nebraska sand hills

Post by Gary Smith » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:33 pm

Anyone ever spent any time in the Nebraska sand hills region?

That is an area of America I've always wanted to check out.

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Beth
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Re: Nebraska sand hills

Post by Beth » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:41 pm

Gary,
I was thinking about short trips this summer or next summer (its looking more and more like next year) and I looked into Nebraska sands hills. Until this spring I never heard of them but it does sound interesting.
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Re: Nebraska sand hills

Post by Jenny » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:24 am

It's a place I've never been, but am fascinated with as well. A lot of the novels of Willa Cather (My Antonia, O Pioneers) as well as Mari Sandoz take place there.

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Re: Nebraska sand hills

Post by dbhguru » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:07 pm

Jenny,

I've crossed Nebraska's sand hill country many times. It is endlessly fascinating to me. Basically, the sand hills cover a geographical area of an enormous 17,000 square miles. Yes, that's square miles. There are about 1,400 small lakes (large ponds) and oceans of grass. It is true prairie - mostly cattle country. To love the sand hills, you have to love wide open spaces, big sky country. Trees are mostly cottonwood and box elder along streams.

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