A little bit about The Grasslands – reposted from The Great Plains Trail.
I’m posting this again this year because, well, I think this is a point I want to make. . . .
Happy 4th of July from the Great Plains Trail! On this most American of holidays, it’s time to recognize (and brag just a bit) that the most American of landscapes is indeed the Great Plains. I will expand on this idea briefly so you can get back to grillin’ and chillin’ in your neighbor’s backyard.
In the varied and intricate history of the country we call America, with its many cultural influences and stories, it can be argued that the dominant cultural thread is a European one. From the time of Columbus onward, the creation of what was to become America was, by and large, a grand European project. Yes, I know, there are countless other influences, and yes, I know…
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