Nebraska – A Ranch in the Sandhills

Just over a quarter of Nebraska is mixed grass prairie on grass-stabilized sand dunes, referred to locally as the sandhills. It is the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere.

In 2007, we visited a relative’s ranch in the sandhills, a place of fond memories for me.  The accompanying video was produced in 2011 from pictures taken during that visit.


  • Sand Hills – Wikipedia
  • The Nebraska Sandhills
  • Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway
  • The Nebraska Sandhills – Lincoln City Library: “The Nebraska Sandhills are the largest area of sand dunes in the western hemisphere. Over 50,000 square kilometers, or close to 20,000 square miles in extent (not counting some outliers), the Sandhills are fragile grasslands that are wild, sparsely settled, desolate, and beautiful in unexpected ways.”
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  • Hilary Melton-Butcher Apr 23, 2017

    Hi Mike – what a lovely place to have a farm – and no wonder you have happy memories. The land is true to its name ‘Sandhills’. Loved seeing the video – with the accompanying music … a delight – cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Apr 23, 2017

      Thanks, Hilary — That trip was the last trip we’ll ever make out there. My great-aunt passed away a few years later and the land was sold. Great memories, though, remain.
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