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Gothenburg attraction rates high in statewide magazine

A Gothenburg attraction is featured in the May/June 2011 issue of Nebraska Life Magazine.

In the 17-page article entitled, “Living Large in Nebraska,” Nebraska Life Magazine field assistant editor Alan Bartels along with staff writer Matthew Spencer take readers along on their mission to determine how we are living it up in Nebraska. They have compiled a list of the top 20 attractions that prove we really are “living large.”

Topping the list at No.1 is the World’s Largest Plow in Gothenburg. Febold Feboldson, the mythical Swedish version of Paul Bunyan, is said to have carved the Platte River with a plow.

As the home of Feboldson, it is only fitting that the world’s largest pioneer-style, sod-cutting plow be on display at Gothenburg’s Sod House Museum.

The article tells the story of how the 1,000-pound plow was built. Plow creator Merle Block couldn’t say exactly how big a horse or ox would have to be to pull the plow. But he went right on to tell the magazine, “Two large Swede women could pull this one.”

Information about all 20 attractions in the full story, with full-color illustrations by Nebraska Life Magazine art director Anthony Kuhlmann, is in the current issue of Nebraska Life Magazine available now on newsstands or by subscription.

More information about the magazine, including more photos and stories, can be found online.

Illustration by Anthony Kuhlmann/Nebraska Life Magazine”

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