This Storied River: Legend & Lore of the Upper Mississippi (Paperback)

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In This Storied River, 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. Far more than a travel guide, This Storied River celebrates the Upper Mississippi’s colorful history and the unique role the river has played in shaping the Midwest.

About the Author

Dennis McCann has written often about Mississippi River events in his twenty-five years at the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 1994, he spent four days on paddleboats slowly making their way from the Quad Cities to La Crosse as part of the re-creation of the 1854 Grand Excursion, the first government-led effort to get the Upper Mississippi opened for commerce, farming, and other uses. He is the author of the WHS Press books This Superior Place and Badger Boneyards.

Praise For…

This Storied River takes an in-depth look at people, places, and history, using a conversational storytelling style leaving readers with a deeper appreciation for his subjects while being thoroughly entertained. (Claire Duquette, The Bayfield County Journal, Jun 23, 2017)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780870207846
ISBN-10: 0870207849
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Publication Date: March 17th, 2017
Pages: 200
Language: English