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Nebraska: Where the West Begins
"Both the Romance of the Old West, and the nitty-gritty details of daily living in bygone centuries, are celebrated in the great state of Nebraska. Here are ten questions about some of Nebraska's most interesting history-themed destinations."
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Minden is the site of Harold Warp's Pioneer Village. This attraction includes a fort, Pony Express station, blacksmith shop, general store, and the chance to ride which of these?
A steam carousel
One of 17 early airplanes
An antique tractor
A small-gauge railway
Nebraska City hosts the National Arbor Day Foundation headquarters. Guests will find a celebration of this American institution's promotion of tree planting, when they visit which of these?
Arbor Heritage Park
Morton Museum of the American Forest
Tree House Conference and Exhibition Center
Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure
This unusual museum arches right over I-80. With its life-size dioramas, classic cars, and high-tech displays, the Great _______ River Road Archway Monument pays tribute to settlers of which river valley?
Many small towns in Nebraska showcase their pride in their heritage in modest museums. The Custer County Historical Society Museum, was (like the Archway) featured in the movie "About Schmidt"; it's located in which town?
The Great Plains Black History Museum (closed in 2001) was housed in the 1906 Webster Telephone Exchange Building--one of over 100 National Register of Historic Places entries found in which city?
Omaha's Durham Western Heritage Museum is housed in the 1931 Art Deco downtown landmark, the Union Station. One gallery commemorates the history of trains in the area. Which of these lines operated through Omaha?
St. Paul Great Western
Midland Union Railway
Nebraska Midland Railroad
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific
The Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer is found in Grand Island. Since the early 1960s, visitors have received their introduction to the museum and its offerings from a film featuring which native Nebraskan?
The Stuhr Museum's living history village contains over sixty restored buildings, including a schoolhouse, church, tinsmith shop, and planing mill. What is the name of this attraction?
Old Stuhr Village
A few yards from the main building of the Stuhr Museum is the Gus Fonner Memorial Rotunda. The wagon-wheel-shaped floor plan of this facility is the setting for displays that focus on what main theme?
The history and manufacture of wagons and other 19th century transportation
The story of Nebraska's famed rotelle (or ruote--wagon-wheel-shaped pasta) industry
Horse-breeding and horse-racing in Nebraska
Native American and other Old West memorabilia and artifacts
This quiz title echoes the slogan of the 1967 Nebraska Centennial: NEBRASKAland: Where the West Begins. Which of these rock formations is the Nebraska location posited as the actual place "where the west begins"?
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