Minden Off The Beaten Path

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    HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSES

    by Rich62 Updated Apr 19, 2006

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    PASS THE KETCHUP?

    Just east of Minden on highway 6 you will pass a gigantic greenhouse complex. Inside are thousands upon thousands of tomatoes being grown. But there is no soil in these greenhouses; "hydroponic" means the roots of each plant are in water, not soil. The plant is fed by adding the proper chemicals to the water. These tomatoes are shipped all over the U.S. to be sold in stores.

    This business had a rough start as a terrible hailstorm broke much of the glass. This in turn resulted in a fungus infecting the greenhouse and all tomato plants had to be destroyed, the fungus eradicated, and they had to start all over again. They even purchased a "hail cannon" which fires sonic "booms" into hail-bearing clouds to break up the hailstones.

    p.s. sadly it was announced on April 19, 2006, that the greehouse was closing due to financial difficulties. They had left crates of free tomatoes by the entrance for local people to take.

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    PIONEER VILLAGE ROADSIDE SIGNS

    by Rich62 Written Feb 3, 2006

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    ALL OVER SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA you can see Pioneer Village signs alerting you to the various kinds of attractions you will see there.

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    HOME CONSTRUCTION

    by Rich62 Written Jan 6, 2006

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    HOMES BUILT HERE

    Wardcraft Homes constructs pre-built homes and then trucks them to their permanent location, placing them on foundations.

    The factory is located on the east edge of Minden.

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