This Place, These People

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Click for a slideshowUpstairs, Ferny's place. Cuming County, 2004.Kitchen no. 2, Ferny's place. Cuming County, 2004.Window, old Masonic Hall. Cass County, Iowa, 2006Old Moeller no. 10, old Moeller place. Cuming County, 2004.Shelves, Aloys Bar. Cuming County, 2006.Sylvester Rawding family. Photographed by Solomon Butcher, 1886. Courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical SocietyJohn Curry house. Photographed by Solomon Butcher, 1886. Courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society

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In their book, This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains, David Stark, Arthur Lehman Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, and photographer Nancy Warner pair images of abandoned farms with the plain-spoken recollections of the people who still live in nearby communities. Exploring a way of life that continues to adapt in the face of wrenching change, they evoke memories, emotions and open-ended questions on the relationship between people and their land.

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