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Old 09-12-2006, 11:52 PM   #21
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Went to school in a small state college in the panhandle region of NE.* This was from '84 to '85 and again in '93 to '94.* That's in the northwest corner of the state and is not as flat as the eastern portion.* It was quite pretty, actually, with the bluffs and pine trees.* I think the town elevation is 3000+ feet.* It was about 3 hours south of Rapid City and the Mt. Rushmore area.

It was more of a cattle-ranching area rather than consisting of crop farms.* I have fond memories of it since it was the first place I lived in the U.S., although it was a shock to come to such a small city, with only one traffic light in town and more cattle than people, it seemed.* Not at all like the big US cities we saw in movies (NY, SF, LA, Chicago), so I had a hard time believing I was in America.

Out there, when people said they were moving or going "out east", they meant Lincoln or Omaha.*

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Re: A Few Things I Discovered While in Nebraska.........
Old 09-13-2006, 08:02 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by youbet
Deliverance was filmed on the Buffalo River in north central Arkansas.* The Buffalo was the first river to be preserved as "free flowing" by a federal act.* Fabulous canoeing and kayaking. Great smallmouth fishing.* And trout fishing for rainbows, browns and cutthroats is excellent at the confluence with the White River.

I usually associate Nebraska more with pheasant hunting.*
Actually, the movie was made in norther Georgia.

"Deliverance (1972) is British director John Boorman's gripping, absorbing action-adventure film about four suburban Atlanta businessmen friends who encounter disaster in a summer weekend's river-canoeing trip. It was one of the first films with the theme of city-dwellers against the powerful forces of nature. The exciting box-office hit, most remembered for its inspired banjo duel and the brutal, violent action (and sodomy scene), was based on James Dickey's adaptation of his own 1970 best-selling novel (his first) of the same name - he contributed the screenplay and acted in a minor part as the town sheriff.

The stark, uncompromising film was nominated for three Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing), but went away Oscar-less. The beautifully-photographed film, shot entirely on location (in northern Georgia's Rabun County that is bisected by the Chattooga River), was the least-nominated film among the other Best Picture nominees..."


Never lived in Nebraska but have drive through it many times. It was not a state that I would want to live in (in more ways than one).

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now, you GUYS.

I visited Omaha last year with my SO and, while I was NOT convinced to add it to the list of places I'd consider for retirement, I was pleasantly surprised, overall.

The people were VERY nice, the real estate was increadibly reasonable relative to California, and they've got a nice downtown and some coming museums.
I thought it was funny that the Movie 'About Schmidt' had it's opening scene of Omaha in the winter. I think they were trying to portray a bleak existence.
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