Dennis McCann, local author of This Storied River
What: Book Reading & Signing with author Dennis McCann
When: Saturday, June 24th at 4pm
Where: Bayfield Maritime Museum
Free & Open to the public
Travel down the mighty upper half of the Mississippi River, from its headwaters in Minnesota, with longtime travel journalist Dennis McCann. Far more than a travel guide, McCann takes readers on an intimate journey through the colorful history, and scenery, of the river that shaped not only the Midwest but the nation. McCann explores the legends and lore of people and places in the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Each chapter also includes a short list of must-see sites for the modern-day explorer.
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 Wisconsin Historical Society Press books This Superior Place and Badger Boneyards.