Here is somewhere I am interested in visiting: Elmwood, Nebraska. Elmwood had a population of 668 recorded in the 2000 Census, and the population was 0.15% African American (i.e. one black person), 0.3% Asian (two people), 0.45% multi-racial (three people), and 99.1% white (662 people).
Elmwood’s main attractions include:
- The Elmwood Meat Plant, a “4th generation custom butcher shop” where you can get great sausage. You can also bring in your deer and they will make it into salami, jerky, etc. for you.
- The Bess Streeter Aldrich House and Museum, where you can learn about one of Nebraska’s finest writers. The house is open from 2 pm to 5 pm four days a week during the busy months. The museum is open by appointment.
Based on information at the Aldrich museum’s website, there is not a single restaurant within Elmwood. However, you can get lunch at a local convenience store or by making a reservation at the community center.
I want to emphasize that this is not an ironic post.