Nebraska Center for Writers

Chimney Rock Selected Publications
of Roger Welsch


From Tinkering to Torquing: A Beginner's Guide to Tractors and Tools. MBI Publishing Company, 2005.

A Life with Dogs. Motorbooks International, 2004.

Busted Tractors and Rusty Knuckles: Norwegian Torque Wrench Techniques and Other Fine Points of Tractor Restoration. Motorbooks International, 1997.

Cather's Kitchens: Foodways in Literature and Life. With Linda K. Welsch. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1983

Catfish at the Pump: Humor and the Frontier. with Linda K. Welsch. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1986.

Diggin' in and Piggin' Out: The Truth About Food and Men. New York: HarperCollins, 1997.

It's Not the End of the World But You Can See It From Here. New York: Ballantine, 1990.

Liar's Too: Liar's Corner — The Saga Continues: Another Two and a Half Years of Laughter from the Nebraska Farmer's Liar's Corner. Lincoln: J&L Lee Co, 1993.

Love, Sex, and Tractors. Motorbooks International, 2000.

Mister, You Got Yourself a Horse: Tales of Old-Time Horse Trading. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1987.

Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them: How to Keep Your Tractors Happy and Your Family Running. Motorbooks International, 1995.

Old Tractors Never Die: Roger's Guide to the Care and Feeding of Ancient Iron. Voyageur P, 2001.

Omaha Tribal Myths and Tricksters Tales. Swallow P, 1981.

Postcards from Nebraska: The Stories Behind the Stories as Seen on CBS News "Sunday Morning." J&L Lee Company, 2000.

Weed 'em and Reap. Falcon, 2006.

Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1986.

Sod Walls. Lincoln: J&L Lee Co, 1991.

Tall-Tale Postcards: A Pictorial History. Oak Tree Publications, 1976.

Touching the Fire: Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales. New York: Fawcett, 1993.

A Treasury of Nebraska Pioneer Folklore. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1984.

Uncle Smoke Stories: Four Fires in the Big Belly Lodge of the Nehawka. New York: Knopf, 1994.

You Know You're a Nebraskan. Lincoln: J&L Lee Co, 1991.


Esquire, Natural History, Successful Farming, and elsewhere


The Prairie: Pistol to Plow. Lincoln, NE: Media Productions, 1986.

Omaha Indian Music. (liner notes) American Folklife Center, 1985.

Sweet Nebraskaland. Folkways Records, 1965.


Henry Fonda Award, Nebraska Travel and Tourism Division, 2005

Man of the Year In Service to Nebraska Agriculture, 1996

Mari Sandoz Award

President's Award for creative young faculty, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1967

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