Jerry Wilson


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Jerry Wilson lives near Vermillion, S.D., in the geo-solar home he and his wife built in 1982. He is the author of three books, “American Artery: A Pan American Journey,” “Waiting for Coyote’s Call: An Eco-memoir from the Missouri River Bluff” and “Blackjacks and Blue Devils.” He has worked as professor, journalist, magazine editor and county commissioner, but his favorite job is taking care of the land. Read his weekly observations from the Missouri River bluff on his blog at

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