Nebraska Authors

D. Ray Wilson

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

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

Buried
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
Illinois
California

Author Of

  • Nonfiction

Keywords

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

Education

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

Occupation

Editor
Publisher
Author

Places Worked

DuPage Heritage Gallery, Wheaton, IL
McCook Gazette

Honors

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

Bibliography

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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