Life in The Nebraska Sandhills...
Several people who read this blog are interested in the Nebraska Sandhills, so I thought I'd mention an interesting little newspaper, Voices of the Sandhills, that is published in Tryon, Nebraska.
This little newspaper is found in Nebraska restaurants and hotels, free for the taking. I've read and enjoyed it while touring through northern Nebraska, and my girlfriend has sent me more issues from time to time.
It features "Western History and Early Day Pictures". Here are some article topics from a few issues:
- 1000 Mile Horse Race From Chadron, Nebraska to Chicago, Illinois
- Naming the Town of Hyannis
- History of the Arikaras
- Common Sandhill Bachelor's Headquarters Described
- Some Early Day Food Preparations Explained
- Once Again The Horse Is An Unsung Hero
- General Drum Feels The Sorrow of Chief Spotted Tail
- Most of John Nelson's Problems Caused by His Many Wives
I believe it is published quarterly. I called to inquire, and a pleasant lady whose voice sounds like my Aunt Becky told me that the current subscription rate (as of June, 2006) is $9.50 per year. The newspaper itself is free and the fee covers the costs of postage and handling.
I have been talking about subscribing for quite a while. I made out the check this morning and put in a stamped envelope. Now all I have to do is get it to the mailbox!
The mailing address is:
HC6 Box 108
Tryon, NE 69157
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