Remember what it was like to wake up before dawn, feed the chickens and then walk to your one-room schoolhouse? If you're like most Kansans...probably not. Increasingly, the residents of this state have become city-dwellers, far removed from the rural life of their ancestors. A new book tells what life was really like on a Kansas farm in the 1940s and '50s. Commentator Rex Buchanan praises the book for revealing a slice of history that some will find familiar, but that most Kansans have never known.
Commentator Rex Buchanan is the Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He was talking about the new book, "Time's Shadow," written by Arnold Bauer, who grew up on a farm in Clay County, Kan.
Bauer's book is available from University Press of Kansas.