“What is this mysterious link between the land and the people of the American West? Barbara Allen Bogart traveled the West searching for the stories people tell about the places in which they live. She interviewed grizzled old-timers and wide-eyed newcomers. She dug through dusty boxes in archives looking for stories lost with time.
In Place records the stories she found, written in the voices of the storytellers themselves. Sit down with them and hear tales of the West—first-hand accounts of blizzards and bears, arid deserts and roaring floods, brides who stayed and those who didn’t, tragic deaths and remarkable survival. Hear the story of the American West told by people who have experienced it.
To share a place through story is to find a bond that cannot be broken while the place is there. As we tell and listen to stories about a place, we come to understand its effects on us. how its weather, its shapes and scents, its patterns of light and shadow, its colors and forms have imprinted us with that sense of familiarity that makes us call it home and makes us feel as though we somehow belong there.”
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