Alan J. Bartels
From the scenic aerial photo of the Missouri River on our cover, to our Showcase Shots spread at the back of the magazine, our May/June 2018 issue is packed page to page with pride-inspiring stories and beautiful photography of Nebraska. Here’s a sneak peek at what you will find when you subscribe to Nebraska Life:
Nebraska was once mistakenly lumped in as part of the Great American Desert. We soak that theory with our photo essay State of Rivers. Nebraska’s many rivers captured by our state’s most talented photographers have never looked so scenic.
Holt County is known across the Cornhusker State as Nebraska’s Wild Asparagus Capital. Ride along in our open-top Jeep with O’Neill resident Dathan Wallace on his inaugural spring asparagus hunt of the year. He shares tips, tales but not directions to his secret wild asparagus haunts. Four tasty wild asparagus recipes will have you out of the house and on the hunt for your own roadside veggies.
Cairo’s lost Hall County history was reclaimed with the discovery of 1,200 glass plate negatives in a thrift store 200 miles away. Freelance writer Jennifer Kocher sheds light on the find and its importance in our story, Shimmering Images.
In Omaha we’ll meet the Wenninghoff family who work the Metro soil of their farm on the edge of the city. Then we’ll head into the city proper for the sights, sounds and history of Omaha Jazz.
Plus: We will reveal the origin story of our “Good Life” slogan, call out to the wild turkey, butter up some popcorn products, meet Nebraska artists and test your Nebraska knowledge with Nebraska Trivia. We will also hit the road to Hampton for a lavender festival, jump from a perfectly good airplane over Holdrege, walk the plank with the Nebraska Navy and have an international incident with a Scottish bagpiper at The Prairie Club golf destination at Valentine. Don’t forget to ride with us this summer on our luxury Motorcoach Tours of Western Nebraska.
Don’t forget to plan your next adventure with our statewide calendar of events, and you’ll discover much more in this keepsake issue. Call us at 800-777-6159 or click the subscriptions tab to order Nebraska Life subscriptions for yourself and your loved ones today!