Willmar notebook: A field blooms in ‘Gopher Prairie’
Sinclair Lewis, who graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1902, makes clear in the introduction to his 1920 bestseller that Gopher Prairie is “the continuation of Main Streets everywhere,’’ though his hometown, naturally, took the biting satire of its social pettiness and cultural shortcomings most to heart.
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