Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story

  • Title: Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story
  • Author: DennisMcCann
  • ISBN: 9780870204517
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Badger Boneyards The Eternal Rest of the Story The bodies are buried but the stories are not From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots Badger Boneyards The Eternal Rest of the Story un
    The bodies are buried, but the stories are not From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is the state s smallest man, a woman whose tombstone names her murderer, and the boy who woulThe bodies are buried, but the stories are not From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is the state s smallest man, a woman whose tombstone names her murderer, and the boy who would not tell a lie and paid the price Even in a graveyard, peace proves hard to come by Wisconsin s Native American tribes have fought for undisturbed grounds and proper burial A patch of Belgian graves now resides beneath a parking lot while the headstones cluster nearby, and the inhabitants of a Bayfield cemetery were unearthed by a raging flood Sometimes the dead are recalled with only a first name, and sometimes no name at all Following the clues in tips from readers, unusual epitaphs, and well worn stones, Dennis McCann finds the melancholy, the humorous, the tragic, and the universal in Wisconsin s cities of the dead.

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    About DennisMcCann


    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Dennis McCann is a Wisconsin native and longtime explorer of the state s nooks,crannies, and, yes, its burial grounds A University of Wisconsin Madison journalism graduate, he joined the Milwaukee Journal later the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1983 as farm writer and state rover His previous books include The Wisconsin Story 150 Stories 150 Years, Dennis McCann Takes You for a Ride, This Superior Place Stories of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands, and Rough Stuff, a collection of his columns from Wisconsin Golfer magazine Now a freelance writer,he spends most of his time with his wife, Barb, a retired teacher, at their home on Lake Superior in Bayfield His latest book is Badger Boneyards The Eternal Rest of the Story source classicwisconsin featu


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    1. I was so happy to have won this book,Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story by Dennis McCann, through Library Thing's Member's giveaway Program. I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and the stories associated with them and with the people buried there. This book satisfied my interest with the stories of the long-time dead and the cemeteries they are buried in. This book focuses only on some of the various cemeteries located throughout Wisconsin. I'd like to list my favorite sto [...]

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    2. This book could have benefited from less prose and more photos. As someone who has become involved in cemetery conservation, I am appalled at the inclusion of the photo from Namur, WI that details headstones being removed to build a -parking lot- over remains. Truly disgusted.Second, many of the photos included are highlighting ill cared for stones in need of extensive repair. I feel it would have been better to highlight efforts to do so, rather than just whatever the author was finding "intere [...]

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    3. I would've thought a book like this would've contained the fact that the man who just may likely be a son of Thomas Jefferson, Eston Hemings Jefferson, is buried in Madison's Forest Hill Cemetery (his mother, of course, being Sally Hemings). He is buried there with his family, which includes Eston's son John Wayles Jefferson. And he happened to be a man who was able to become a colonel in the Civil War as a white officer. I don't know. I think that is pretty interesting. Maybe the author didn't [...]

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    4. I picked up this book during a trip to Milwaukee last year and what a gem it turned out to be! It's a quick read and well-written (the author is longtime Milwaukeed Journal Sentinel columist Dennis McCann), and includes stories about famous, infamous and unknown Wisconsinites that he resurrects with their stories - before and after death. If you enjoy history, learning about what makes people 'tick' or visiting old cemeteries, you will definitely enjoy this book!

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    5. Badger Boneyards is an entertaining collection of stories about Wisconsin cemeteries. Some of them I knew about from my family history work, in particular the Belgian cemeteries in Kewaunee and Door county,and also the Peshtigo cemetery near the museum devoted to telling the story of the great 18871 Peshtigo fire. Other stories were new to me, and all were interesting.

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    6. I purchased this book at the visitors center at the Island in Prairie Du Chien. Being from Wisconsin and one who enjoys walking around cemeteries , I was interested in some of the history and intrigue of these cemeteries. The stories are very educational, interesting, and amusing.

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    7. This was okay. It's a collection of short bits about entertaining headstones or famous people buried in WI. I was looking for more substance and introspection. I had no idea John Theisman is buried in Rhinelander, so that adds to my expansive and obscure WI trivia.

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    8. Awesome book! Very interesting and not morbid like you would think.

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    9. Read for my Memoir/non fiction book club. Really 2.5 stars. Didn't care for the writing style, read like a newspaper article. Few interesting facts, but otherwise kind of boring.

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    10. What an interesting book on the forgotten and not forgotten of people in Wisconsin's history. Glimpses and snapshots of the famous and ordinary people and life featured in each very short section.

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    11. Short little vignettes, easy read, not as interesting as I had hoped but an ok read

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