The Chippewa

The Chippewa[Read] ➯ The Chippewa Author Richard D. Cornell – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Inspired by August Derleth’s seminal book The Wisconsin Richard D Cornell traveled the Chippewa River from its two sources south of Ashland to where it joins the Mississippi Over several decades he Inspired by August Derleth’s seminal book The Wisconsin Richard D Cornell traveled The Chippewa River from its two sources south of Ashland to where it joins the Mississippi Over several decades he returned time and again in his red canoe to immerse himself in the stories of The Chippewa River and document its valley from the Ojibwe and early fur traders and lumbermen to the varied and hopeful communities of today Cornell shares tales of such historical figures as legendary Ojibwe leader Chief Buffalo world famous wrestler Charlie Fisher and supercomputer innovator Seymour Cray along with the lesser known stories of local luminaries such as Dr John Little Bird Anderson Cornell gathered firsthand stories from diners and dives local museums and landmarks uaint small town newspaper offices and the homes of old timers and local historians Through his conversations with ordinary people he gets at the heart of The Chippewa and shares a history of the river that is both one of a kind and deeply personal. I enjoyed this book from the comfort of my living room overlooking the beautiful Chippewa River What a wonderful combination of the geography and history of the river from it’s source to the Mississippi It’s a treasure for anyone that loves the Chippewa as I do This book has something for everyone It contains the history as know about the region going back to the days when there were no Europeans in the area It also contains delightful stories of people that are famous as well as the not so famousSince I love history it especially appeals to me There is Native American history logging history trying to survive after the logging It is nicely enriched by photos of the people written about as well as photos of the author and his children as they explore the Chippewa RiverA must read for all history buffs especially those who like local history not unlike David Owen's where the water goes or Jerry Dennis's The Living Great Lakes this water biography will take readers into the lives of WI small towns and the history of the Chippewa Cornell's passion for the river is clear and his writing is generous a great way to drink deeply from the often overlooked history of western WI's treasure The Chippewa is a fun fun read for river lovers

The Chippewa Kindle ¿ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • The Chippewa
  • Richard D. Cornell
  • 12 December 2016
  • 9780870207808