Gretchen M. Garrison

A lifelong Lincoln area resident, Gretchen M. Garrison has been visiting places in her hometown all of her life. Exploring Lincoln is still a joy for her. She and her husband, Kyle, are raising their four kids on a southeast acreage within a short distance from Lincoln’s downtown. Gretchen is a teacher at heart and writes at She also has written about Lincoln’s people and places in other local publications. This is her third book. Detour Nebraska: Historic Destinations and Natural Wonders and A History Lover’s Guide to Lincoln are available through both local and online retailers.

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Former Hickman resident Gretchen Garrison recently published a book, “100 Things to Do in Lincoln Before You Die,” which is a comprehensive, fun and quirky guide to Nebraska’s capital city and celebrates the top ways to connect with the city


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