Roger Welsch is a fierce fan of Nebraska—not just the football team, or the state’s famous beef, or its endless sky, or its ferocious and ferociously unpredictable weather, but the whole thing. His license plate says CAPT NEB, and he means it.
Welsch loves Nebraska as the heart of America’s Great Plains. His perception of the state is not always conventional—occasionally it’s even abrasive—but he’s thought a lot about this place some call “Fly-Over Country” or “The Middle of Nowhere” or even “The End of the Earth.” And what he has to say about it makes interesting reading not just for natives but certainly also for outsiders, for those who love the place and those who would rather travel through hell than make another drive across Nebraska's endless miles.
|Publisher:||UNP - Bison Books|
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About the Author
Roger Welsch was a professor of English and anthropology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln until 1988, when he moved to Dannebrog, Nebraska, to write full time. He is the author of more than thirty books, including It’s Not the End of the Earth, but You Can See It from Here and Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales, both available in Bison Books editions.
Table of Contents
1 Whose Nebraska Are We Talking About? Who Are You Kidding with This My Nebraska Stuff, Welsch? 1
2 What Is Nebraska? 45
3 Weather, Sky, and Seasons 63
4 Sand, Stone, Soil, and Seasons 87
5 Water and Rivers 107
6 Flora and Fauna, Beasts and Weeds 137
7 People and Folks 149
8 Ag and Econ 183
9 Communities 197
10 History 211
11 Culture and Art 223
12 Ways and Byways 231
13 An Afterword 239