Ezra Meeker’s crusade is credited for reawakening awareness of the Oregon Trail in the early 20th century. In the process, he erroneously linked Omaha to the trail and others took his word for it.
Recently, residents of some Sand Hills communities came together to remember two pioneer girls who ventured too far and became lost in the featureless tangle of hills and valleys near Thedford.
The history of UFOs weaves together public fascination, government secrecy and cultural phenomena. Recent news and shifts in the government's stance on UFOs are giving new life to the mystery.