Loren Eiseley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and lived in a house on the outskirts of that town. Times were hard when he was growing up. As an escape, Eiseley would spend hours of time outside exploring nature.
He went on to study at the University of Nebraska and was remarkable for being a scientist and a poet. He later wrote many books and articles celebrating the natural world.
On the 3rd floor of the Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln, Nebraska, is the Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Writers. This room has books, information, and papers from various Nebraska writers including Loren Eiseley. A Lincoln branch library is also named for him.
This is the first stop on our Nebraska Trail!
Rebecca Blake Beech