Badger Boneyards; The Eternal Rest of the Story
Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2010
Paperback - 176 pages
Longtime Milwaukee Journalist (and now Bayfield’s own) Dennis McCann roams Wisconsin in search of the curious, the funny, the tragic and the interesting that lie in the cemeteries of the state. This eclectic collection of tales includes everything from the Heisman Trophy to the poet Percival. Want to know about the world’s smallest man? The virgin with many husbands? The writing is warm and humorous where appropriate and thoughtful and sober where that fits. It’s a new angle on history – not that of Bayfield’s other resident historian William Cronin – but, thoroughly interesting, readable, and memorable.