Nebraska Hall of Fame: Charles E. Bessey

Nationally known University of Nebraska professor of botany and horticulture, 1884-1915, and author of federal legislation establishing agricultural experimentation stations at land-grant universities. His experiments with tree planting in the Nebraska Sandhills, and his tireless promotion of the idea led to the establishment of the man-made Nebraska National Forest by resident Theodore Roosevelt in 1902.

Charles Bessey was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 2007.

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