North Bend Eagle



McVicker brings book home

published 6/18/08

Niobrara Crossing

George Gray McVicker grew up on a farm northwest of North Bend, graduating from North Bend High School in 1957. His family was one of the original settlers of the North Bend area and were involved in much of the history and the writing of the town’s history. McVicker’s grandfather, also named George Gray, wrote the history of North Bend for the 1956 centennial celebration. McVicker followed in his grandfather’s steps by writing a book of fiction inspired by his time in Nebraska.

“Niobrara Crossing and its genesis began for me while growing up in Nebraska and actually living part of the story,” McVicker said.

The reviews for his book, which he wrote over the course of 20 years and was published in 2008, have been complimentary. The Denver Post said that Niobrara Crossing is one of the truest stories to come out of the Sand Hills since Mari Sandoz.

McVicker will be signing copies of his book (and visiting with friends) during Old Setters. He will be at the city park’s small picinic shelter on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

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