The Land Around Here – Alliance to Hemingford, Nebraska

In a recent post, I introduced you to some of the folks the mules and I met between Alliance and the fairground in Hemigford. Here’s what the land looks like.

Irrigated crop land.
Train country: a train load of empty coal cars heading north toward Wyoming.
Harvested wheat
Berea: A resident told me the white building, once a hardware store, closed 70 years ago. After this post went up, the owners of the building wrote me in the comment section saying, “The white house that used to be a hardware store, also grocery store and post office back in the day. We have lived here since 2006 .Sorry we missed you.“. Thanks Doug and Glenda for the info!
Piles of Highway gravel
What the hell is this? It sat parked in a field and looked like a cross between a gravel screen and a shrimp boat. If you know what it is, let me know in the comment section.

5 Responses to The Land Around Here – Alliance to Hemingford, Nebraska

  • Hi! The machine in the last photo is a sugar beer piler. 😊

  • Sugar beet, not beer. 😂

  • Bernie, you went through Berea Ne on your travels, 8/16/19 . The white house that used to be a hardware store, also grocery store and post office back in the day. We have lived here since 2006 .Sorry we missed you. About the picture you posted cross between a gravel screen and a shrimp boat. That is a belt that unloads sugar beets into piles ,then trucks come get loaded and they drive to Scott’s Bluff Ne. To the sugar factory. Sept through Oct., Nov. Depending on weather.

  • The picture above is a beet dump. When the beets are harvested this fall they are dumped here and eventually loaded in trucks with the equipment and hauled to the sugar beet factory in Scottsbluff. It was so fun to meet you Wednesday morning as you were headed to Alliance and saw you again today south of Crawford. I’m enjoying your posts very much.

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