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Ogallala Essential Info


Ogallala is a city in South Central Nebraska.

Description is available from Wikitravel under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license. A list of contributors is available at the original article.


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  1. Ogallala first gained fame as a terminus for cattle drives that traveled from Texas to the Union Pacific railhead located there. These trails are known as the Western or Great Western trails.
  2. The Ogallala post office contains an oil-on-canvas mural, titled Long Horns, painted in 1938 by Frank Mechau, who romanticized the American West and is a key figure of the Western genre.
  3. Ogallala is home to Ogallala Aquifer, World’s Largest Underground Water Supply.

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