My brother Jerry and his wife Nancy hosted me at their beautiful home in Lake in the Hills, IL for several days while I plotted my next trip. Their home on the northwest of Chicago made a good jump-off for heading west so I did.
|My brother's place outside Chicago.|
I eventually wound up traveling west on US 80 through Nebraska bound for Golden, CO (tour of the Coors brewery maybe?). Just short of Ft. Kearney I noticed a sign for Pioneer Village Campground where I remembered reading of a small museum adjacent to the campground. Both are located in the small town of Minden, NE. When I paid for my campsite the check-in guy mentioned that I got a complimentary ticket to the museum (a $6 dollar value!) which was about a quarter mile from where I parked the Tank.
|Tank at rest after a long drive from Chicago.|
The museum is called the "Pioneer Village Museum" so I expected predominately exhibits from the 1800's of which there were some.
|Pioneer guns, only a small portion of what they displayed|
|Stagecoach...one of John Ford's classic westerns.|
I would say that a major portion of the displays concerned cars and planes from the early 1900's though, which was OK by me.
|Ford Model T|
They had one of the older Harley's I've ever seen.
|Older model Harley.|
|Where else can you see a carboat?|
And, finally, what trip through a museum on a mid-70 degree sunny day would be complete without a Christmas bulb collection display?
On to Colorado tomorrow.
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