In 2001, the Librarian of Congress selected “Cologne” as one of twenty-five films that year for the National Film Registry, an inventory of significant American films.
Jonathon Rusch, a South Dakota native, researches the history of buildings and landscapes. He has a B.A. in geography from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. in historic preservation planning from Cornell University.
Federal and state governments worked side by side to move residents off of poor farmland as well as to restore forest across areas of the cutover region.