The view from the serpentine terrace that curves along the natural facade of the Lied Lodge and Conference Center overlooks acres of hazelnut trees. And that is just the foreground.
Beyond are apple orchards of recognizable varieties and descendants of those that Mr. J. Sterling Morton received in trade from other 19th century pioneers on the move westward. Morton and his bride, Caroline, had arrived earlier in 1800s after he finished his education at the University of Michigan. They settled in what would become the Nebraska Territory and, in 1867, the 37th state of the Union.