To Live and Die on the Plains by Jeff Barnes

Jun 25 2013 - 6:00pm
About this event
It wasn't all sunsets and songbirds in crossing the Great Plains. Death was a frequent and indiscriminant fellow traveler on the wagon trails and he took many forms - disease, gunshot, stampedes, nature, accidents, Indian attack and many more. Author Jeff Barnes presents an interesting look at how you could have "bought the farm" on the Platte River Road, or at least have made a down payment. Rarely seen historic maps, paintings, photographs and other images are used to tell these tales of tragedy from the pioneers. NOTE: Some of the historic images presented are graphic in nature and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
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Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
1809 3rd Ave.
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
United States
Phone: 308-630-6250