Americana - U.S. Surveying History - Nebraska

Limited Edition Signed, Numbered Prints of Surveying the Sandhills in 1904, from original oil painting by Mel Gerhold. “On July 1, 1901, seven Forestry students met in Kearney, NE, to begin a reconnaissance survey of the Sandhills and Western Nebraska to determine the feasibility of planting trees in the sandhills. They purchased a covered wagon, grub box, mules, saddle horses, camping equipment and food; then traveled westerly up the Platte and North Platte River Valleys, observing the location and size of Pine and Cedar trees. . . .” To see larger photos in this category, click on the thumbnails.

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