IMG_4795.JPGDriving from Kansas City to Sioux Falls  on I-29, the road is in the Missouri River Valley. One side of road is flat floodplain, very fertile land. There are fields of corn, silos, and granaries. The other side of the highway has river bluffs and large farms. Even though it is very flat, there are few windmills, unlike Kansas. As the song says, “I can see for miles and miles and miles.”

The area has a lot of history and at least 10 different Native American tribes have inhabited it, living on the once plentiful buffalo. Lewis and Clark explored the area when exploring the Missouri River. It became part of the USA with the Louisiana purchase. Pioneers came in covered wagons and the land is now mostly agricultural. Farm animals are notably absent.


About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites.
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