Thank you for the outstanding article you wrote for the dedication of the Japanese of Lincoln County Exhibit (April 29.) It is greatly appreciated.
Your wonderful article will help get the word out about the exhibit, as well as the history of the Japanese immigrants in Lincoln County.
The Japanese Hall at the Legacy of the Plains Museum in Gering will open next year.
I hope tourists from the West Coast will make trips to Nebraska to view:
- Japanese Hall in Scottsbluff/Gering.
- The Japanese of Lincoln County Exhibit in North Platte
- The Sandhill Cranes
- William Jennings Bryan’s home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bryan and his family traveled to Japan. He was supportive of Japanese immigrants in Nebraska.
- Nisei Plaza at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Kawasaki Reading Room at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- The Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., USA manufacturing facilities in Lincoln, which are amazing.
Tours are available. The Lincoln facilities manufacture passenger rail cars and other vehicles.
- Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha.
- Kaneko in Omaha.
People know about the Japanese immigrants in California, Oregon and Washington. They do not know about the Japanese immigrants in Nebraska. I am hopeful the word gets out.
When people travel to see the relocation centers in Colorado and Wyoming, it would be nice if they could come to Nebraska to see the foregoing sites.
By Stephen Kay, North Platte
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