September/October 2018



ON OUR COVER Fall colors form and fog rolls in over Indian Cave State Park and the Missouri River.

Harland J. Schuster

From the brilliant fall foliage image of Indian Cave State Park on our cover, to our Showcase Shots photography contest at the back of the magazine, our September/October 2018 issue is packed front to back with pride-inspiring stories and beautiful photographs of Nebraska. Here’s a sneak peek at what you will find inside when you subscribe to Nebraska Life:

A wedge of concrete and steel plugs the Missouri River on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. Learn about Gavins Point Dam in our story, Concrete Currents: engineering marvel overflows with outdoor adventure. Speaking of adventure, herds of bison once blanketed much of North America. Wild bison disappeared from Nebraska in 1881. Whether you call them bison or buffalo, these four-legged survivors are back. Read about this amazing conservation success story in, Horns, Hooves and Heart: bison return from near extinction to American icon. Memorial Stadium is much more than seats, turf and mascots. Learn about this hallowed Capital of Husker Nation in the story, Memorial Stadium: No ticket required. We think it’s a slam dunk, err, touchdown, and don’t miss the official University of Nebraska-Lincoln recipes playing backup in this flavorful issue.

The Joslyn family in Omaha has long been known for the art museum which carries their name. Before that institution there was Joslyn Castle. Take the tour with us in the story, The Joslyns: Castle-dwelling benefactors cared for Omaha’s downtrodden. And, we’ll tell you more about the museum, too, in a colorful sidebar. Both stories by freelance writer Sarah Woodman Kansteiner.

Halloween is almost here, so, we go from castles to caves. Well, one cave. Long before Lewis and Clark noted it in their journals, Native Americans were leaving had-craved art in what is now known as Indian Cave. Join Nebraska Life editor Alan Bartels and photographer AJ Dahm as they explore this spacious state park in extreme southeast Nebraska. They found ghost stories around every cavern corner while preparing, Nebraska’s Haunted Hollow: bobcats and blacksmiths bring life to Indian Cave State Park.

Plus: The Nebraska Life Sweepstakes makes its predicted (and triumphant) return. Send a postcard or letter so you can join our long list of winners. The rehabilitating raptors at Fontenelle Forest win big with a second chance at life and flight. Get the skinny on these cool birds of prey while reading Flat Water news. What is fiction writer Stephen King’s preoccupation with Nebraska? As Children of the Corn, we’ll take The Stand to tell you all about it. Then we’ll gaze into the animal world of high school mascots, and a children’s book about prairie dogs burrowing into the hearts of wildlife lovers of all ages. Test your Nebraska knowledge with questions about our state’s county seat communities, and harvest inspires poets to put pen to paper. The Cornhusker State goes against the grain with products made of wood in our Nebraska Products department, and we soar at the Callaway Kite Flight before getting spooked at a Holdrege haunted house, and rolled by millions of marbles in York.

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!

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