I’ve been slowly working my way through James Taylor Dunn’s exhaustive history of my favorite river, dubbed “The St. Croix: Midwest Border River” (orginally published in 1965 and revised in 1979). It’s a fun read, though he chooses some strange topics for in-depth focus, sometimes, and it’s inevitably a bit outdated.
Now, I see that there’s a new history of the river coming out in October: “North Woods River: The St. Croix River in Upper Midwest History.” Could be good!
There’s a reading by the authors at Magers & Quinn Bookstore in Minneapolis on September 26. Of course, I can’t go, I’ll be paddling the Mississippi River that day.