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  Former editor-in-chief of LIFE magazine; founded LIFE.com; edited Other People's Love Letters; photo curator; Dir, New Business Ventures, Fast Company

Red Cloud, Nebraska. Pop. 1,021. This town was good to us; met with the mayor, the editor of the paper, etc. Also: Willa Cather lived here!

#smalltown #redcloud #nebraska #willacather #roadtrip #america #justonething

Cigarette catch outside a bar in Omaha, Nebraska. Would you groan if I added #nofilter ?

#cigarette #butts #smoking #omaha #nebraska #roadtrip #america #justonething

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Sioux Falls.
#siouxfalls #southdakota #waterfall #roadtrip #america #justonething

Langston Hughes and Lao Tzu books line Kansas City's public library.
#kansascity #library #books #langstonhughes #laotzu #america #roadtrip #justonething

The coolest bowling alley in Dell Rapids, South Dakota, population 3,633. By far.
#dellsbowl #bowling #roadtrip #dellrapids #southdakota #america #architecture #smalltown #JustOneThing

The view from the exact center of the continental United States, about two miles from Lebanon, Kansas.
#lebanonkansas #kansas #roadtrip #america #justonething #smalltown @just_one_thing_book

I'm not sure I've ever seen a wall this big and this pink. But there it was, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
#ExcelsiorSprings #Missouri #parkinglot #pink #roadrip #america #smalltown #justonething

Somewhere in Iowa's Loess Hills.
#iowa #farmhouse #corn #loesshills #america #roadtrip #justonething

Downs, Kansas, has a population of 900 and one too many telephone wires.
#kansas #church #roadtrip #america #smalltown #justonething

The owner told me that this used to be a liquor store and he loved the sign so much that he kept it, just swapping in "pawn" for "liquor." Also: a damn fine pawn shop, as it happens, so if you're ever in Sioux Falls... #southdakota #siouxfalls #signage #signs #typography #greatplains #roadtrip #america #justonething

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