Deep Roots in the Earth

Deep Roots in the Earth (HMW1Z)

Location: Beatrice, NE 68310 Gage County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 17.439', W 96° 50.047'

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The most important part of a living prairie is something you can't see without taking a shovel in hand. The dense, interlocking roots of prairie grasses make an underground structure unlike anything seen in the woodlands of the East. The insects, birds, and grazing animals homesteaders first saw on these prairies all depended on the flowering plants and grasses grown in this native plant display and that unseen mat of deep roots.

Beside sod for building homes, how did homesteaders adapt prairie plants for their use?
HM NumberHMW1Z
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 8:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 684100 N 4462268
Decimal Degrees40.29065000, -96.83411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.439', W 96° 50.047'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 26.34" N, 96° 50' 2.82" W
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Area Code(s)402
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8034 Freeman Ln, Beatrice NE 68310, US
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