|What A Lovely Place Is
Many native Indians used
to live here thousands of years ago. They grew crops and hunted the buffalo
to meet their daily necessities. The first white men got here around 1700
and started exploring the state and traveled Westwards. More white men
followed and started trading with the Indians.
An early trading group established
a permanent post for their company in 1812. They also built the forts in
order to protect them from British encroachments and America's western
frontiers, Bellevue was founded in 1823, the first white permanent settlement.
Many immigrants followed,
creating many cities along River Missouri. The statehood was later granted
to Nebraska on 1 March, 1867. More people were invited from Europe, as
the rail-roads had started functioning.
Until the farm depression
in 1890, it continued to develop. By 1900 most of Nebraska's land was being
used and more was needed. A Kincaid Act was passed increasing the landholdings
from 160 to 640 acres.
If you leave the depression
of 1920s and 1930s and the World War II economic growth in Nebraska has
always showed an upward trend. Chimney Rock National Historic Site signaled
the beginning of trails and passages to the high mountains. As many immigrants
had moved upwards on to its tower that rises 500 ft above the North Platte