Ronnie O'Brien


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Ronnie O’Brien has worked at the Great Platte River Road Archway since its opening in 2000. As director of cultural education, she has worked extensively to create programs and events based on the historic routes represented in the archway and the people they impacted. Raised on a corn farm near Saint Libory, Neb., she also feels the importance of involving fellow Nebraska gardeners to help return a staple crop to its people, the Pawnee.


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