Objects & Places from The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid

Bill Bryson
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The Des Moines Register

Bill's father and mother worked at this business.

Des Moines, Iowa

Bill grew up here during the 1950s.

Bishop's

This was a cafeteria in Des Moines that the family went to often.

Dahl's

This was the neighborhood supermarket.

The Kiddie Corral

Located in Dahl's, this was where kids stayed to read while their parents shopped.

Younker Brothers

This department store had a building on either side of Eighth Street and an underground passage connecting them.

The Tea Room

Located in Younker Brothers, this was where Bill's mother and sister went weekly.

Omaha, Nebraska

Bill's mother grew up here and the family would stop here on vacations to see her brothers.

Disneyland

The family took a trip here when Bill was a child and he thought it was the finest thing in America.

Lake Ahquabi

Bill went here with Milton Milton's family in 1959 and Milton's...

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