George Norris is remembered as both an influential US senator and a dignified, gentle man. But he could still go off on someone when he needed to.
Everything has a historical context, even the roads you drive on. Omaha's Military Avenue has a history that stretches back to the 1847 Mormon road to Utah.
In 1921, an REO Speed Wagon truck could take you from Omaha to Denver in 20 hours over bumpy dirt roads. In 1980, REO Speedwagon the band could take a song to the top of the charts.
Imagine your car. Now consider the amount of gas that it requires to keep it running. Picture that your car is in the middle of rural, untamed Nebraska: there are no gas stations for miles. Multiply your car into several hundred cars, and imagine you must organize a large group of men to drive them. You will be doing your best to chase down and capture men driving another group of cars. These other men know the landscape, and their cars run on grass instead of gasoline. What’s more, their drivers hate you, and attack any gas stations that you don’t guard.