wide range of artifacts, books, documents, maps, postcards, original
paintings, and photographs on a variety of topics relating to trails in
Nebraska. Collected into a searchable database from the holdings of
museums and libraries across Nebraska (Nebraska Western Trails Partner
Sites), these images illustrate Nebraska's rich trails of all
types--pioneer wagon trails, railroads, highways, nature trails, and
modern recreational trails.
Find full-text books and other publications, including travel guides and journals, railroad documents, recreational trails plans, and other historic publications.
Find a photo album of steam ferryboats, pre-1923 postcards of the Omaha area, original paintings by William Henry Jackson, and Chimney Rock paintings, photographs, sketches and artifacts.
Find a digital exhibit on the Lincoln Highway (including photographs,
and a travel journal) and a digital exhibit on Chimney Rock, including
images and documents combined with a narrative that tells the story of
the Oregon, California, and Mormon trails and the Great Migration West.
The artifacts, maps, postcards, original
paintings, and photographs available from the Western Trails Project
provide a rich source of primary documents from Nebraska history. The
following lesson plans have been designed for specific collections but
may be adapted and amended as needed. The Nebraska Social Studies Standards
and Information Literacy Standards are included with each lesson.
Find photographs of early Omaha, Chimney Rock, and early transportation,
including railroads, automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft, wagons, stages,
horses, and mules.