Category Archives: Around Goodland

The Story of Sherman County

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2013 marks the 125th Anniversary of the establishment of Goodland, distinguishing Goodland as the County Seat of a young county. The story of Sherman County is similar to many of the experiences of communities on the Great Plains and their struggle for dominance.Of interest to the particular topic i

Celebrate Work by Taking a Break!

Sami Windle Around Goodland, News

Labor Day is coming right around the corner. Beyond it being an excellent vacation day at the beginning of fall, it is also an occasion to celebrate the way we work. Share your work story with us over the next few days to help celebrate! What do you do? What is your dream job? A note to visitors

Patron Mission: Where was that Lincoln School at?

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Today one of the Museum's visiting patrons was on a mission: he wanted to prove the existence and location of Lincoln School in Goodland to a friend. As Lincoln School has a fascinating history of use in Sherman County, we'd like to share the fruits of his mission with you. (more…)

Fore! Take a Whack at Goodland’s Sugar Hills Golf Course

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Golf has been a very popular form of recreation in Goodland for many years, though we didn’t always have the beautiful golf course we boast today.  In 1920, Leo Schisler, who had moved to Goodland from Iowa, decided that there was a need for a golf course.  At first there was little interest,

The Way We Work: Summer Under the Sun

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Work is a huge part of who we are. It forms part of our identity, it keeps us busy and it provides for our families. In preparation for the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked”at the High Plains Museum, we would like to share a series of local work stories. Work takes different shap

The Road to Success

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Goodland's Treasures

The Rock Island Railroad had a key role in developing the city of Goodland.  It supplied jobs that brought people here and boosted the local economy.  The citizens of Goodland waited for a long time to see the railroad come into existence, and they took great pride in it once it did. The first

The Big Easel is ready to Relaunch!

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Cameron Cross, the Big Easel artist, has nearly completed his work repairing and repainting Goodland's Big Easel. The painting had been removed from the easel July 11th to get work done on the faded and worn "canvas." To celebrate the completion of the "Repaint, Repair, Relaunch" project, the City

Repaint, Repair, Relaunch!

Sami Windle Around Goodland, Goodland's Treasures, News

Repair! Repaint! Relaunch! Cameron Cross returns this summer to celebrate and reinvigorate the Big Easel painting in Goodland. The Big Easel has stood in Goodland celebrating art and sunflower agriculture for 11 years. Installed on June 19, 2001, the painting by artist Cameron Cross is a reproduc

Happy Fourth of July

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Happy Independence Day! Have a safe and happy celebration of America. The High Plains Museum will be closed in observance of the holiday. For local festivities head over to the Sherman County Fairgrounds for the 4th of July Freedom Festival. Events taking place include: 6:00 pm MT Goodland Kiw