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Small-Town Midwestern Boys With Big Legacies

Aug 12, 2014

Credit Scott Ross

Walt Disney, Johnny Carson, Carl Sandburg, Ronald Reagan, Henry Ford . . .  small Midwestern towns aren't typically the stuff of sensational headlines - more sunset strolls than Sunset Boulevard. But growing up, these and other great men called such communities home.

On Tuesday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with author John Miller about the enduring importance of the small town, and the role of "flyover country" in producing some of the 20th Century's most influential men.


  • John Miller is a professor emeritus of history at South Dakota State University and the author of Small-Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys who Shaped America.

Event Info:

  • Dr. Miller will discuss his book Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 14 W 10th St, KCMO.