Carson Vaughan
A freelance journalist based in Omaha, Nebraska, Carson Vaughan writes frequently about the Great Plains, from the environment to the arts and everything in between. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Smithsonian and more. He’s currently working on a book about the small town of Royal, Nebraska​.

Uprooting FDR’s ‘Great Wall of Trees’

Surely the end was nigh. Up and down the Great Plains, from the Texas panhandle to the Dakota prairies, dust stripped the paint from their barns, the wheat from their fields, the money — what pitiful amount was left — from their pockets. “Today is just common hell, death and destruction to every growing thing,”… » Read More

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