Somewhere in the Middle of America: Life in a Prairie Town

Welcome to small town America.

Situated 18 miles from the geographic center of the contiguous United States is the town of Red Cloud, Nebraska. As the residents age and young folks move away, the small town continues to survive. Despite the declining population, the spirit of the town prospers.

Renowned author Willa Cather, who grew up in the town, brought the place to life in her early 20th century novels with her vivid descriptions of the pioneer experience. Native son Jeff Haller offers a photographic glimpse of the prairie town in the beginning of the 21st century.

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