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Forts of the Northern Plains

A major update to the first edition from 2008, this new guide features more than 150 military and civilian sites, directions and GPS coordinates, with full color photography and aerial shots of select sites. NOW AVAILABLE from University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books!

Cut in Stone, Cast in Bronze

2021 Nebraska Book Award winner! For the first time, Nebraska’s earliest historical markers and monuments are recorded, photographed, and presented in one collection. A full-color history of nearly 300 such stones and plaques with directions and GPS coordinates for each. Published with the sponsorship of the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation. 176 pgs.


2018 Nebraska Book Award winner! Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Nebraska statehood, the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska and the AIA Nebraska Chapter published this review of 150 landmark buildings in the state. 160 pgs.

The Great Plains Guide to Custer

“Very comprehensive and authoritative.” Robert M. Utley, author of Cavalier in Buckskin

“(Jeff Barnes) knows more about these places than Custer himself!” James Donovan, author of A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn

The first guide to the sites of the forts, fights, and other locations of George Armstrong Custer on the Great Plains! Published by Stackpole Books. 242 pgs.

Great Plains Guide to Buffalo Bill

“…(A) wild but instantly pleasurable jaunt through a timeless Old West.” Paul Hedren, author of First Scalp for Custer

“…(A)n interesting and helpful guide to both past and place.” Steve Friesen, director, The Buffalo Bill Musem and Grave

The first guide to the many sites in the Great Plains life and legend of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody! Richly illustrated with many previously unpublished photos and images; seven maps.

Published by Stackpole Books. 226 pgs.

Extra Innings

The story of Modisett Ball Park in the Nebraska Sand Hills community of Rushville, Extra Innings is the incredible story of how two stingy ranchers, a baseball-crazy townsman, and a local boy-made-good put a small-town park on the map. 64 pgs.

Forts of the Northern Plains

“Jeff Barnes has produced a valuable combination of history and travel guide for all students of the Northern Plains Indian wars. A very timely, very impressive work.” Robert M. Utley, Chief Historian (Ret.), National Park Service

A guide to the historic military posts of the Plains Indian Wars, published by Stackpole Books (2008). Now out of print but Jeff is publishing an updated and expanded edition with University of Nebraska Press/Bison Books for May 2024!

A Century of Triumphs

The incredible story of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences at its 2016 centennial. Started as an institute for the education of osteopathy, KCU matched the eras and the forces working against them to survive and thrive as the largest medical school in Missouri. 144 pgs.

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