Abandoned Farmhouses and Homesteads of Nebraska: Decaying in the Heartland

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The farmer adjusted the brim of his cap, pointing toward the faded blue and white farmhouse nestled atop of the hill. “Rose and Arnold first moved here from Lincoln. In 1913, a tornado completely levelled their first home. Rose never much cared for the area and had been homesick since she left her family home. Arnold went back to Lincoln, measured her parent’s house inch by inch, and then built an exact replica for her on the hill, making sure she was comfortable in her new home.” The porch swing groaned in the breeze. Even though Rose and Arnold have long passed, their farm remains. Home is where you feel safe enough to reveal your true self. Everything begins and ends in the home; it’s where you raise your children and grow old with your spouse. Like the families who deserted them, each home has a tale to tell and they are all unique. Every loss and triumph is absorbed within the splintered walls. Their gaping windows stare across the countryside searching for their lost residents. Trish Eklund’s personal experiences and the stories of those associated with the locations accompany the author’s enchanting images.
ISBN: 9781634992893
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Nebraska
Series: America Through Time
Images: 181
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
TRISH EKLUND’S first book, Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past, was released in November of 2018. Abandoned Farmhouses and Homesteads of Nebraska: Decaying in the Heartland is her second book of photography. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, Raw Abandoned, ListVerse, Nature Takes Over, Grime Scene Investigators, and Pocket Abandoned. She is M.O.D. of @purebando_abarndoned. She is the owner and creator of the photography website, Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed. Trish has an essay in the anthology Voices from the Plains Volume III by Julie Haase, and the anthology Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz. Her writing has been featured on The Mighty, Huffington Post Plus, Making Midlife Matter, and Her View From Home. She has written four young adult novels and is working on her first adult novel.
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