Saturday, April 17, 2010

USA - Nebraska - Platte River

Sent by Cherie, a parner in WiP. This one shows a sanctuary for migrating Whooping Cranes in Nebraska's Platte River.

This is from Wikipedia : The Platte River is a river in the Western United States, approximately 310 mi (500 km) long. It is a tributary of the Missouri River, which in turn is a tributary of the Mississippi River. The Platte is one of the most significant river systems in the watershed of the Missouri, draining a large portion of the central Great Plains in Nebraska and the eastern Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Wyoming. The river played an important role in the westward expansion of the United States, providing the route for several major westward trails, including the Oregon Trail and the Mormon Trail. It was explored in the 18th century by French fur trappers, who also knew it as the Nebraska River.

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