"Whips of lightning crack the sky near Walton in this time exposure. The lean years of the 1980s drove many Nebraskans off their once prospering farms. Now rural areas are resurgent, thanks in part to personal computers and other high-tech gear that help people live where they like—and many like rural Nebraska."
—From "Nebraska: Standing Tall Again," November 1998, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Joel Sartore