This gives an idea of how this area might have looked 250 years ago.
When reaching Nebraska, the "Cornhusker State", the landscape had dramatically changed to rolling hills and grassland. No wonder that this state is a major producer of beef and pork, as well as corn and soybeans (the majority being genetically modified). Omaha is the largest city, Lincoln the state capital. The peak on the sign shows Chimney Rock National Historic Site near Scotts Bluff.
|It was extremely windy! Can you tell by how the grass is |
bent? I was glad not to be on my motorcycle!
What does this remind you of? Yeah, this is one of two attractions near Alliance (NE). I happen to stay in Alliance over night and there was just enough light left to check out one of them: Carhenge!
Carhenge is a replicate of Stonehenge, the mysterious stone circle constructed around 2500 B.C. in southern England. Jim Reinders, fascinated by Stonehenge, created it in 1987 as a memorial to his father.
"And what is the other attraction?", you might ask. It also has something to do with old stuff: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, ~ 112 km northwest of Alliance.
More to come.