This Storied River: Legend and Lore of the Upper Mississippi celebrates the colorful history and unique role the river has played in shaping the Midwest. Longtime journalist Dennis McCann takes us on an intimate tour of the Upper Mississippi, from Dubuque, Iowa, to the Minnesota headwaters, and dozens of places in between. McCann explores the stories of people and places linked by the Mighty Mississippi's past, informed by newspaper accounts, local historical society documents, and the shoe-leather research of an experienced reporter with a deep love for his subject. Each chapter includes a short list of must-see sites for the modern-day explorer.
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Author: Dennis McCann
Softcover - 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
76 Black and white photos
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Book Author Bio
Dennis McCann is a Wisconsin native and longtime explorer of the state's nooks and crannies. A University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism graduate, he joined the Milwaukee Journal (later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) in 1983 as farm writer and state rover. Now a freelance writer, he spends most of his time with his wife, Barb, a retired teacher, at their home on Lake Superior in Bayfield.