Thursday, August 13, 2015

September 2015 Last American Highway Book Tour Dates Announced

Court Bridge Publishing is proud to announce the big September 2015 book tour for “The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83.” 
Three states, seven days and nine appearances!
Author Stew Magnuson during his multi-media presentation takes the audience down the 1,885 miles of U.S. 83 drawing from his collection of some 5,000 historic and present-day photos.
“This is not your ordinary book talk,” he promises.
Along with the presentations, he will spend a half day filming a segment about Highway 83 and The Dakotas version of his Highway 83 Chronicles series for South Dakota Public Television’s Dakota Life show in White River Country in South Dakota.
Scheduling that allowed him to make time to do a presentation Monday at noon, Sept. 21 at the Sinte Gleska University library in Mission, S.D. at the Rosebud Reservation. “I was very happy because I missed doing a presentation there during the 2014 book tour of the Dakotas,” he said. At this appearance, he will do a repeat of The Dakotas presentation he did in 2014 rather than the new Nebraska-Kansas-Oklahoma version. “This might be the last time I give this version of the talk,” he says.
He will kick off the tour in Gordon, Nebraska, where his first nonfiction book, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns is set, at Saturday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church.
 “I promise to wrap up the presentation before the Cornhuskers kick off at 3:30,” he says.
Copies of The Last American Highway books and his previous works will be available for purchase. All talks are free and open to the public.
Here are the tour dates:

Saturday, Sept. 19
Gordon, NE
Presbyterian Church
1 p.m.
(Guaranteed to End before Cornhusker Game)

Sunday, Sept 20
Valentine, NE
Cherry County Historical Society Museum
1:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 21
Mission, SD
Sinte Gleska University Library
Brown Bag Lunch Talk
(Special Presentation on The Dakotas book)

Thedford, NE
Thedford Public Library
5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22
Oberlin, KS
Decatur County/Last Indian Raid Museum
Brown Bag Lunch talk

Garden City, KS
Finney County Historical Museum
7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
Liberal, KS
Liberal Public Library
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept 24
Scott City, KS
El Quartelejo Museum/
Jerry Thomas Gallery & Collection
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25
North Platte, NE
North Platte Public Library
Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Stew Magnuson is the author of The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas, available at and bookstores and gift shops along Highway 83. And The Last American Highway: Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma edition.

To join the Fans of U.S. Route 83 group on Facebook, CLICK HERE. And check out the U.S. Route 83 Travel page at  Contact Stew Magnuson at stewmag (a)

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