Discover the impact of the beef industry on Nebraska through the settlement and homesteading eras as filmmakers explore the first cattle drives into the Great Plains. After witnessing the rise of the cattle barons, viewers learn about the evolution of the modern ranch and the growing beef industry through two world wars, the devastating 1949 blizzard, and the tumultuous history of the Omaha Stockyards.
The hour-long program tells a tale of economic, ecological and cultural upheaval, as well as the personal stories of victory, loss and true grit that made Nebraska the Beef State. It weaves together historical background and human determination into a fascinating saga that takes viewers on a panoramic sweep through a century of American history. It follows the first cattle drives into Nebraska and traces the impact of the industry on Nebraska through the state's settlement and homesteading eras, and the rise of cattle barons such as Bartlett Richards. The story continues with the evolution of the modern ranch, following the growth of the beef industry through two world wars, the blizzard of 1949 and the rise and fall of the Omaha Stockyards.
American History |