Tour Burwell, Rodeo & Lakes

Saturday August 25th, 2012 - Before the later afternoon tour of Fort Hartsuff
State Historic Park, and Dinner, we toured Burwell and the grounds of the
Nebraska Big Rodeo, visited Calamus Reservoir, and Calamus Fish Hatchery.
trek to Burwell - Happy Jack Chalk Mine Welcome to Burwell - "Cowboy Hangtime”  Map Calamus Reservoir

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Hugh's Acreage Tour of Burwell Calamus Lake Outing
bikes at the Warehouse
Warehouse
Burnt Computer @ Hugh's Woods
Woods
Dame @ Burwell City Park
Park, Lake
Steel Chutes @ Nebraska big Rodeo Grounds
Big Rodeo
Center of the turntable
turntable
Lunch @ Plaza Palace
Plaza Palace.
All 93 County License Plates
License Plates
Calamus River enroute ot Fish Hatchery
to..
Calamus Fish Hatchery
Hatchery
History of the North Loup Project
Lake
View from Littlefield Monument
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Hugh's Acreage


After breakfast, while Brenda, Hugh's wife, helps a neighbor, Hugh gave Mike Brenda and I
tour of his Toy Warehouse and Woods on a Acreage a few blocks away.

Warehouse - Hugh & his Boy ride motorcycles, The tractor is his Father’s

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Hugh's Christian Motorcycle jacket View form Office & Stairs The Place


The Woods - We drive pass the Fire pit in the wood – site of many past youth group gathering.
 
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The Fire pit   School Nickname < Burnt Computer


Tour of Burwell


The tour began with Riverside Park & Lake on North side of town - The Broken Bridge is from a floods in the 1920's

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Broken Bridge & Dam on N. Loup River Steve & Mike Spillway Burwell-Sumter Diversion Reservoir


Nebraska Big Rodeo Grounds
  We explored the grounds of the Nebraska Big Rodeo & Garfield County fair , including cargo containers press box
  and steel chutes. The chutes is a gift to the Rodeo.

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Press Box & Chutes
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Rodeo Dirt
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Hugh, Me, Mike
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Hugh in Press Box
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Back in Press Box
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Sign &
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Historical Marker


Railroad Turntable - It was the end of the CB & Q branch rail line.
  Standing on the Historical Turntable, we visited with Kevin, the Owner of TNT Diesel Service, Just east of the turntable.

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Visit with Kevin (L)


Lunch @ Plaza Palace

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Pizza Buffet Our Lunch



License Plates, Market & Water Tower
  After Lunch, we viewed Kevin’s wall of License Plates from every Nebraska County.
  He is the Owner of TNT Diesel Service. The livestock market is nearby.

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All 93 County Plates Kevin Livestock market Water tower


Calamus Lake Outing - Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area & Pebble Creek Road


Drive
to Fish Hatchery at Calamus Reservoir.
   After viewing the wall of License Plates at TNT Diesel Service, we head for Calamus Fish Hatchery, Crossing
   the North Loup River, Calamus River and the Calamus Reservoir dam. Lake water is low due lack of rain.

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North Loup River Calamus  River Low water Mike & Hugh Dam Crossing South - Hatchery ponds


Calamus Fish Hatchery - Biggest and Newest in state.
  After viewing the education exhibits in the Visitor Center, we had an inside tour by Jim
  he is administrator and friend of Hugh from Church.  

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Visitor Center Fish egg hatches ... & start life here.
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  Ponds Out back Fish transport Truck  


Tour of Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area
   We took a short drive west to Huckshot Bay. Here the boat Ramp is out of water. Next we crossed the dam north
   and west to Homestead Knolls camping area, no photos, and back east to Little York Point – Historical Markers
 Map Calamus Reservoir


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Dry boat ramp
at Huckshot Bay
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Cross the Dam North - Hatchery ponds & More Historical Markers at Little York Point


Pebble Creek Road – Follows the north side of Calamus River
  We return to burwell by the way of scenic Pebble Creek Road, with stops at Littlefield Monument and
   the Historical Marker on Highway 91 - the Pebble Creek Fight & Easter Blizzard of 1873


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Hugh, mike &
Brenda at
River Overlook
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Historical Marker
on Highway 91
Littlefield Monument & Calamus River View


Burwell Weekend Trip 2012 - Tour Burwell, Rodeo & lakes

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO


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