While in Nebraska City last summer at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, I started a hands on project… so to speak. Nebraska City is a small and somewhat quiet little nook of a place right on the eastern edge of Nebraska. Home of Arbor Day and the beginning of the Oregon Trail, Nebraska City had potential. Like any small town, the businesses were half empty on the main street. I began to notice a common thread within the city- The olde timey pointing hand. A vintage finger pointer, touristy and friendly in feeling, it could be found throughout town on signs.
If you really made the commitment to follow the hands and traveled all the way down the alley, you would find at the very end of your journey… a giant thumbs up. And a pile of take-away of thumbs ups.