Less than 100 miles from The FF inNorth Platte, NE was the birthplace of one of America's greatest actors:
Born in Benkelman, NE., in 1903, he was one of Americas most respected, talented and awarded actors. He was part of more Academy Award winning movies than any actor in history.
Many of us remember him as The Wagon Master in Wagon Train, but he did much more in life. He played football with his pal, John Wayne, and was a politically conservative person.
I have plans to visit Benkelman and salute this wonderful American Icon.
Thank-you, Ward Bond, for the entertainment you provided us, even after your death in 1960!