Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

February 1993


Published in Great Plains Research 3:1 (February 1993), pp. 119-121. Copyright © 1993 The Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Used by permission.


Preserving the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains is a welcome addition to the body of historic preservation literature because it focuses on a region of the United States that is all to often ignored by architectural historians and other scholars writing about historic preservation matters. Elaine Freed deserves much credit for producing a volume that illustrates a thorough understanding of the issues confronting anyone trying to preserve the region's cultural resources. To complete this study, Freed spent several years doing extensive research, conducting literally hundreds of interviews and traveling thousands of miles across this vast and sparsely populated section of the country.