Nebraska will be turning 150 in exactly 6 months. March 1, 2017 will be a day for Nebraskans to remember! All kinds of celebrations are planned, and many programs are going to be under way soon. On this blog, I have decided to celebrate by telling you about all of the 93 Nebraska counties over the next 18 months, with the goal of finishing right before Nebraska turns 151 on March 1, 2018. Although I will still write about some specific Nebraska places or events, I need to take a step back from intensive picture editing.
Why? I get to write a BOOK about Nebraska!!!!! Several weeks ago, I was contacted by the The History Press to consider writing a book featuring fifty Nebraska towns/places. Although I might be overly ambitious, I gave myself a fairly short deadline to complete the book in order to have the title done in time to be a part of the big celebration. The best part for me? This book is giving me an excuse to get to travel to all of the Nebraska places that I have been longing to see! Because I want to still keep this blog going, I knew that I needed a collection of posts that would be a bit less intense to write. The Nebraska counties series will allow me to help you to continue to experience Nebraska without me sharing the whole book concept on the blog. After an introduction to all ninety-three, I will start introducing the each of the counties individually to you. Don’t worry. Gradually over time, I will be adding the new Nebraska places I have visited – the ones that will be featured in my book, along with several bonus locations.
To find out more about Nebraska sesquicentennial, please visit the link below. If you are a reader, you will also want to learn more about 150 of the best books that Nebraska has to offer. You will see that one of my favorite Nebraska authors who I have featured on this blog before, Stephanie Grace Whitson, has a book on the list. Note: while all of the books may be connected to Nebraska in some way, I am not putting my stamp of approval on all of them. Reader discretion is definitely advised. 🙂