If you squint at the 1916 county atlas and plat book, you can make out a farmer’s first and last name inked on a wedge of land tucked under a curve of the Arkansas River. The farmer named this place Jingletown.
Lori Brack is the author of A Case for the Dead Letter Detective (Kelsay, 2021), Museum Made of Breath (Spartan Kansas City, 2018) and A Fine Place to See the Sky (The Field School, 2010). Her essays and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, North American Review, Atlas and Alice, Entropy Magazine, Mid-American Review and other journals and anthologies. She lives on the prairie two blocks from the Garden of Eden and 14 miles from the geodetic center of North America.