North Platte Pony-Express-capitalGothenburg refers to itself as the Pony Express capital of Nebraska, despite, so far as I know, having not even been on the route.Gothenburg-muralPony Express (presumably) mural in GothenburgHotel-PlatteThe Historic Hotel Platte. I need to research what makes it so.Sod-houseNot sure how this museum escaped my attentionLincoln-highwayOne of numerous Lincoln Highway signs along this stretchCorn-and-SandhillsMiles of corn, hemmed in on the south by the low sand hills of the Platte River ValleyGilman’s-ranch-StationGilman’s Ranch Pony Express Station marker. It’s a barely visible for the grass, and lies across an irrigation ditch.Pioneer-farm-awardSmall placard on a mailbox postCottonwood-springs-frontFront of the Cottonwood Springs Station monumentCottonwood-springs-backBack of the Cottonwood Springs Station monumentHay-balesBales like these lie all over southern NebraskaOregon-trail-maxwellOregon trail marker near Maxwell, NEUnknown-monumentDefaced Pony Express monument. I have no idea what station this was for.North-Platte-campgroundCampground near North Platte, NE. Note US 80 in the background.