Nebraska Authors

Leslie Hewes

Born 1906-02-25 near Guthrie, OK (USA)

Died 1999-03-07
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Great Plains History


Bachelor of Arts, 1928, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Ph.D, 1940, University of California


Professor of Geography at the University of Nebraska: 1945-1952
Chairman of the Geography Department at the University of Nebraska: 1952-1974

Places Worked

University of Oklahoma
University of Nebraska Geography Department, Lincoln, NE: 1945-1974


1993 received the Doc Elliot Award 'presented by the UNL Alumni Association to a retired faculty member who has gone beyond traditional expectations and made a difference in the lives of students and alumni'


The Suitcase Farming Frontier: A Study in the Historical Geography of the Central Great Plains. 1973.

Dr. Hewes wrote many paper and articles on the geography of the Great Plains

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