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It Happened in Wisconsinby Michael Bie
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From the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald to the attempted assassination of Teddy Roosevelt, It Happened in Wisconsin gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the Badger State.
Find out how Wisconsins dairy farms came to produce some of the worlds finest cheeses. Learn how a raging wildfire in Peshtigo killed as many as 2,400 people. And discover how Joe McCarthy evolved from an amateur boxer into one of the countrys most infamous senators.
In an easy-to-read style thats entertaining and informative, author Michael Bie recounts some of the most captivating moments in the history of Wisconsin.
From Wisconsin's “discovery” by a French explorer who was hopelessly lost to a dramatic assassination attempt on Teddy Roosevelt, from the legendary shooting of a Green Bay Packer coachs dog to a tragic bombing in the 1960s, It Happened in Wisconsin does justice to a state rich in fascinating history and colorful characters.
Occasionally quirky, sometimes rollicking, always affectionate, these 30 compelling stories range from the area's “discovery” by a French explorer who was hopelessly lost to the legendary shooting of a Green Bay Packer coach’s dog. Read about how Wisconsin virtually seceded from the Union during Prohibition, became purgatory for rock stars, and ended the turbulent 1960s with a tragic bombing. It Happened in Wisconsin does justice to a state rich in fascinating history and colorful characters.
About the Author
Michael Bie is perhaps best known for his website www.classicwisconsin.com, a popular e-zine devoted to travel, history, and culture in Americas Dairyland. He lives in Verona, Wisconsin.
Table of Contents
(1) Aztalan: Bones of Contention, 3000 B.C. (2) Lost and Found, 1634 (3) Passion in Prairie Du Chien, 1832 (4) King James Strang, 1843 (5) John McCaffreys Body, 1850 (6) Striking a Blow for Freedom, 1854 (7) Commies, Swingers & Republicans, Oh My, 1854 (8) Our Prize Winning Dairy Air, 1870(9) Holocaust, 1871 (10) The Saturday Afternoon Daredevil, 1873 (11) Fighting Bob, 1890 (12) Assassin!, 1912 (13) Mayhem at Taliesin, 1914 (14) Carls Sled, 1924 (15) Cool Cal Chilled in Superior, 1928 (16) The State That Made Prohibition Infamous, 1929 (17) Valley of the Molls, 1934 (18) A Guy Called Joe, 1946 (19) It Happened in Necedah, Allegedly, 1950 (20) A Summer in Eau Claire, 1952 (21) Endless Winter, 1959 (22) The Making of a Presidents Baby, 1960 (23) Our Woollies Changed History, 1964 (24) Shattered, 1970 (25) Where Every Day is Earth Day, 1970 (26) The (Usually) Untold Story of Dan Devines Dog, 1974 (27) The Posse Rode in Wisconsin, 1974 (28) The Legend Lives On for the Mighty Fitz, 1975 (29) Upon Further Review: Four Minutes in Titletown, 1989 (30) Psychos, 2006
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