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A diary of a thirty-day odyssey across America in May 2014, eschewing all interstate highways in favor of secondary roads through small towns and villages.
Our journey through Nebraska and on into Iowa was full of pleasant vistas of farms and rolling hills with the occasional small town to break the monotony. Of course, there's always the exception, and we found it in a small museum in Ainsworth Nebraska. We discovered the Sellers-Barton Museum, and met curator and manager, Carol Larson, who was happy to take a break from weeding the gardens to tell us about the museum. It has been our experience that small town museums are the labors of love of a few dedicated people, usually volunteers, and are invariably interesting glimpses of the people and times of the area. This museum certainly didn't disappoint. There are several rooms of artifacts, and it was our good fortune that we found Carol there when we stopped. She shared much of the history and stories of the area! For us, it was a delightful break in a long day. Thanks Carol (hope you see this!)