Illustration by Doug Davis

Editor: This is the seventh in an eight-part series of “My Town” personal essays by New Mobility readers and freelancers.

Out on the prairie where I live, “town” is not a place you go everyday. In fact, with the price of gas passing $4 and our Ford dually getting about 4 miles per gallon, any trip to town has to count for something.

Our land was claimed in the Oklahoma land run of 1889. The original de