Nebraska Authors

Charles Tenney Jackson

AKA: Pseud. Jack Tennison

Born 1874-10-15

Jackson's book The Buffalo Wallow: A Prairie Boyhood is a lightly fictionalized memoir of the author's experience growing up in a sod house. A 1953 New York Times reviewer called the book "one of the best books about childhood and American pioneer life that I have ever read.." (NYT 3-6-1953) The book was expanded from an article that appeared in The Saturday Review magazine (3-21-1953). Tennyson was a successful novelist several of whose novels were turned into movies in the 1920s.

Places Lived

Lexington, NE
Hampton, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Novels; Memoirs; Pioneer Life; Sod House


The Buffalo Wallow: A Prairie Boyhood. 1953
New Orleans Adventure. 1955.
Captian Sagarac. 1922.
The Midlanders. 1912
The Fountain of Youth. 1914.
Day of Souls Jimmy May in the Fighting Line. 1918.

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