On the Prairie

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
The beauty of Nebraska's vast prairie is something that is very captivating to read and write about. I thought I would give my view on the land that so many pioneers lived on and worked on.

FACT: In the town I live, if you drive down a gravel road to the creek, you can actually see a pioneer covered wagon wheel stuck in the creek. It is very cool.

Submitted: October 26, 2010

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A sea of golden straw and rough grasses, a land thriving with wild flowers and history. The beauty of the Nebraska prairie is often ignored by many who consider this area the \"middle of nowhere,\" but there can never be a nowhere, this is somewhere, this is home.

The soil is soaked with the blood, sweat, and tears of the pioneers who came before us and spent many years trying to tame the raw prairie. Today, we the modern pioneers are preserving the history of the land, for the pioneers of tomorrow. Recently I had the opportunity to look over 610 acres of original prairie. The land was preserved so that it would never be developed or touched by any farm equipment. It felt as if you were looking through a window in time. The rolling and waving hills went on as far as the eye could see. It was as silent as the dead of night, but yet the land told a story of it's own. The prairie was painted with the bare colors of fall and brushed by the crisp wind.

It really makes you appreciate the raw nature that is right in front of us. It took me a long time to see through my own opinions of America's heartland, then one day I realized that this land is truly historic and beautiful.

Now, the voices of the pioneers of yesterday are nestled deep inside the crevasses of the prairie. Their belongings are buried under the earth. Never more to be seen, but always remembered.

The spirit of the prairie lives on.


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