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By Tyler Ellyson
UNK Communications 

Connecting Students with State Parks Jobs


March 21, 2018

KEARNEY – Sam Wetzel doesn’t have any trouble meeting new people.

Her job at Fort Kearny State Historical Park and Recreation Area introduces her to travelers from across the globe, especially during sandhill crane season.

“There are people from a lot of different places,” said Wetzel, who met tourists from Colorado, Florida, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin and New York during Saturday’s shift at the park’s visitors center.

Thousands of bird watchers, including many visitors from foreign countries, flock to the popular viewing site along the Platte River south of Kearney each year to...

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