Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past

The feature photo was  taken at an abandoned property near Mahoney State Park.


I have signed copies available, just click on the Shop Now Link.

Available at Arcadia Publishing and History Press: Link.

Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past by Trish Eklund is now available on Amazon, CLICK HERE.

Also available online at Target, link.

It is  available  at Barnes & Noble. CLICK HERE.

Thrift Books link.


The photograph from the cover of my book was taken at the same decaying farm as the feature photo. There is not much left of the actual house only the stone foundation remains. Two splintered barns, a corn crib, farm equipment, and this beautiful car remain on the property. This was taken before sunset. The light sprayed between tangled branches, showering the farm in gold.

Book Summary:

I remember when … the three words surface as a splintered, sun-bleached farmhouse looms on the horizon. I remember when the light poured from the vacant windows, and a tractor rumbled through the fields. I remember when the house was full of life. These are the words uttered by the souls who once lived and worked in abandoned communities and homesteads, places that once pulsed with laughter. Though the people have moved on, the remnants of their lives remain, left for us to wonder what once was.
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The photo above was taken outside of Wayne, NE. It is on someone’s property next to their house, and I received permission to photograph the home from the outside.

The Nebraska countryside is rich with history, from the dilapidated houses near the Fort Robinson area where Crazy Horse was killed, to the near deserted village, Monowi–population of one. Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past is a photographic adventure through the hauntingly beautiful neglected places of Nebraska, including schools, asylums, colleges, factories, churches, countless farmhouses, and even entire towns. Trish Eklund’s personal experiences with the places, and stories of those associated with them, accompany the author’s enchanting images.

The photograph below was taken in Brocksburgh, Nebraska, which is completely abandoned.
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The book is available at the following Sam’s Club and Costco locations. 

Sam’s Club 131st and L Street Omaha, NE

Sam’s Club 1510 N Diers Ave Grand Island, NE

Sam’s Club 8480 Andermatt Dr Lincoln, NE

Sam’s Club 9851 S 71st Plaza, Papillion NE

Sam’s Club 4900 N27th St Lincoln, NE

Costco 1620 Pine Road Lincoln, NE

Costco 12300 West Dodge RD, Omaha, NE

Costco 8250 S 125th Street La Vista, NE

My first book signing below, from one of the Barnes and Noble locations in Lincoln.

I had a wonderful time!

I would love to see you at the next event!

The Kearney Bravo featured the book! I thought he did a fantastic job! LINK

The Omaha World Herald also had a little section about the book. LINK.

Trish Eklund is the owner and creator of Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed, and Family Fusion Community, an online resource for blended families of all types. Abandoned Nebraska: Echoes of Our Past, Trish’s first book, is now available for pre-order. Trish’s photography has been featured on Only in Nebraska, Snapshot Nebraska, Visit Nebraska, Abando Globe, ListVerse, Grime Scene Investigators, Nature Takes Over, Raw Abandoned, and Pocket Abandoned.  Trish has an essay in in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz Her writing has been featured on The MightyHuffington Post Divorce,  Making Midlife Matter,The Five Moms, and Her View From Home. She has written four young adult novels and is currently working on her first adult novel.

Photo of Trish by Don Shepard of Don Shepard Photography: Link.