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This week we are visiting towns across Nebraska to collect stories and memories about what makes the state special in general and especially about the way people in the small towns visited South Omaha for trading livestock and all the novelties of visiting a larger city. In this photo we set up a tent by the mural Rebecca painted in Murdock on their museum. You can learn more about that here. At this event we learned that ranchers often loaded their cattle on the train and then rode in the caboose with other ranchers to South O. We also learned recently when truckers delivered cattle to the South Omaha livestock exchange they were often stopped up back to 84th street (that’s 50 blocks!) The time in Murdock and the parade really reminded us how special the folks in Nebraska are. We painted some of the kids faces and talked to a lot of friends from the time we spent there to design and paint their mural. Great folks. And we talked about the changes in the scale of farming and the impact that is having on folks. Lots of things to think about as we get ready to design a public art piece that tells our state’s story. Please join us in discussing these and many more ideas and how to compose them into an interesting image!