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Author McCann, Dennis, 1950- author

Title This storied river : legends & lore of the upper Mississippi / Dennis McCann
Published Madison, WI : Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2017
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Contents Up the famous river, again -- Julien Dubuque and the mines of Spain -- Boom town on the fever -- Stonefield on the river -- Guttenberg's misspelled honor -- A Scotsman on the river -- Diamond Jo Reynolds -- Zebulon Pike and his peak -- A most historical spot -- The button boom -- Treasure from the mud -- Effigy mounds and eternal mysteries -- When the river ran red -- Steamboats on the river -- The most terrible conflagration -- The city that named an actress -- Alma, a nineteenth-century river town -- The father of waterskiing -- And the river runs unruly -- Winona and the Maiden's Rock -- Red Wing, the shoe leather city -- Fort Snelling, outpost on the river -- A search as long as a river -- Elsewhere on the river
Summary "The book is neither a traveler's guide to the Mississippi River nor a linear history. Instead, it is a series of historical stories, at times humorous, about people and places linked by the Mississippi River that inform modern travelers about the Upper Mississippi and its role in our region's history. The stories cover the Upper Mississippi, roughly from Dubuque north to the river's source at Lake Itasca. While most stories focus on Wisconsin, some take place in Iowa, Illinois, and Minnesota. The author, Dennis McCann, has relied on the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, as well as several seminal histories of people and places along the river, for background and research"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Folklore -- Mississippi River Region
Middle West -- History, Local -- Anecdotes.
Mississippi River Region -- Biography -- Anecdotes
Mississippi River Region -- History, Local -- Anecdotes
Mississippi River Region -- Social life and customs -- Anecdotes
Wisconsin -- History, Local -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Local history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016046086
ISBN 0870207857 (electronic bk.)
9780870207853 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ;) (alkaline paper)