Retired college professor writes book about growing up in Bostwick


October 8, 2020

There are 29 places in the world named Clyde. Twenty-four of those are in the United States. A former Bostwick resident named Dale Clyde has as his goal to each year send a Christmas card with a picture of him standing by a sign welcoming visitors to one of those towns. This year he had made arrangements to visit a western state community named Clyde but the pandemic caused a change in his travel plans. Instead he found a Texas community near his home that has streets named Dale and Clyde. And so today readers of The Express are getting a sneak peak at the pictures that will be featured on his 2020 Christmas card.

While the unincorporated Village of Bostwick may be classified among the smaller Nuckolls County communities, the community has inspired at least two books.

When Dale Clyde was in Superior visiting friends and relatives in September, he came from his home in Texas with gifts, copies of his self-published book, "A Boy from Bostwick."

The book is largely the product of the retired chemistry professor. He painted the water color of the former Bostwick elevator which appears on the cover, and drew the line drawings throughout the book. He wrote the book, set the type and did the layout. No...

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