Hall Center For The Humanities


Donald Worster
Hall Distinguished Professor of American History, University of Kansas

"The Inhabited Prairie: Nature and Culture on the Great Plains"
Humanities Lecture Series

Thu., Sep. 18, 1997, 12:00am
Donald Worster's lecture pointed to how the landscape of the Great Plains has altered with the changing environmental viewpoints of its inhabitants. Changes have resulted from the establishment of rigid 6-mile section grids early in the nation's settlement history, the planting of wind rows or shelter belts following the Dust Bowl years, and the undulating curves of contour farming.

The first HLS event to use the new facilities and technology in the recently completed Budig Hall, Worster's lecture was enhanced by a slide show of Great Plains photographs by artist Terry Evans. Worster has written a textual commentary for Evans' book also entitled The Inhabited Prairie (1998).

September 18, 1997
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