Nebraska Authors

D. Ray Wilson

Born 1926-01-16 Riverton, CA (USA)

Died 2003-12-02
Chicago, IL (USA)

Elgin, IL (USA)
Bluff City Cemetery

He was born in California, and spent much of his life in the Chicago, IL area. He came to Nebraska to work at the McCook, Nebraska newspaper. He wrote a number of tour guides to the Midwestern and Great Plains states.

Places Lived

McCook, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


History--Nebraska; Travel--Guidebooks; Family History and Genealogy


Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL



Places Worked

DuPage Heritage Gallery, Wheaton, IL
McCook Gazette


Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Judson College, Elgin, IL
Who's Who


Fort Kearney on the Platte. 1980.
Episode on Hill 616: The story of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Russell E. Dunham and His 400 days in Combat During World War II as told to D. Ray Wilson. 1981.
Kansas Historical Tour Guide. 1990.
Nebraska Historical Guide. 1988. 1996.
Indiana Historical Tour Guide. 1994.
The Folks. (unknown date).

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