The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-town America - Chapters 20 through 28 Summary & Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Chapters 20 through 28 Summary and Analysis

Bryson heads for Nebraska and notes that it's boring - at least Iowa has some colors of green "and a hill." He says he doesn't understand why the original settlers passed through the green of Iowa but stopped before Colorado to settle in Nebraska. His first stop is Winterset, a town so small it takes only a minute to find the house that's the birthplace of John Wayne, though it's closed. He soon crosses the Missouri River to Nebraska City and says it's actually much nicer than Iowa. He then reaches the geographical center of the United States and says that if the United States were invaded at this moment, he'd be the last one captured. He calls it a position for a "last stand," and says he fells slightly guilty for leaving it unattended.

He drives through Great...

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