In the Middle
An Expedition
into the Heart
of the Middle West

Tom Montag

Vagabond In the Middle
is a project devoted to understanding what makes us middle western. It is an exploration of place on a wide scale, across the tall grass prairie from western Ohio to the eastern part of the Plains states. I intend to examine the character that gives us character; I want to find the stories that tell us why we are who we are. This is an expedition into the heart of the middle west.

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Tom Montag
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Fairwater, WI 53931

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Updated: March 2, 2003
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Updated: March 3, 2003

The Towns

Eaton, OH
Fowler, IN
L'Anse, MI
Vandalia, IL
Updated: March 1, 2003
Emmetsburg, IA
Maysville, MO
Ripon, WI
Alexandria, MN

Rugby, ND
Updated: March 3, 2003

Redfield, SD
West Point, NE
Smith Center, KS

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