Wright Morris was born in 1910 in Central City, Nebraska. He never met his mother because she died shortly after he was born. His father was often absent. He also was sent for a time to live with his aunt and uncle. Later, his father remarried and he got along better with his step-mother than his dad. His feelings about these relationships made their way into all of his writings. He wrote mostly novels and short stories for which he won awards and recognition.
He was a very accomplished photographer and traveled around the country taking beautiful black and white photos. A published book of his photographs, which paired each photo with a little bit of his writing was the first photo book of its kind. (It actually sounds a bit like the forerunner of Pinterest!)
The Wright Morris Boyhood Home in Central City, Nebraska, is available for tours and hosts other events throughout the year.
This is the fifth stop on our Nebraska Trail!
Rebecca Blake Beech