Roger Welsch: He Mined His Native State for Stories Humorous and Sublime

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Roger Welsch, ‘America’s Premier Storyteller,’ Dies at 85”:

When Roger Welsch rose to speak before the Chamber of Commerce of West Point, Neb., population 3,500, one day in 1988, he had no idea his life was about to change forever.

He had recently quit his job as a tenured professor at the University of Nebraska and moved with his family to Dannebrog, a town in the center of the state less than a tenth the size of West Point. He hoped to scrape together a career writing and speaking about the state’s folkways.