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Old Peninsula Days

Author : Hjalmar Rued Holand
ISBN : 9781789128161
Genre : History
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Most of Hjalmar Rued Holand’s adult life could well be called a 65-year love affair with the woods and waters of the Door Peninsula of northeastern Wisconsin. Born on a farm in Norway just a hundred years ago, Hjalmar Holand was brought to the United States as an orphaned child of 12 by an older sister. He was reared in a brother’s home on the west side of Chicago. Getting a vision of a college education, he worked his way through the University of Wisconsin, winning his bachelor’s degree in 1898. The ensuing summer, intrigued by the look of the Door Peninsula on maps, he pedalled his way on bicycle up the stony roads of the Peninsula. It was love at first sight. Before he returned to Wisconsin to get his master’s degree, he had bought 57 acres of shore and cliffland in what is now the Peninsula State Park. Two years later, in June 1900, he brought his bride to his newly built log house facing Eagle Harbor. For the next sixty years, Hjalmar and Theresa Holand lived the good life at Ephraim together. Here he wrote a dozen historical works and scores of magazine articles.
Category: History

Door County Tales

Author : Gayle Soucek
ISBN : 9781614233831
Genre : Photography
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Befitting its role as Wisconsin's thumb, Door County has its own unique pulse. It is the idyllic paradise "north of the tension line," that sends many unsuspecting tourists spiraling into an addiction that lands them in a summer home. It is also the "Door of the Dead," which some historians blame for more shipwrecks than any other body of fresh water in the world. The variety of nature's splendors and terrors is matched by the cast of characters that has risen up among them. In Door County Tales, these characters are given free rein, which seems only proper in a place where one might walk out of a restaurant and see goats grazing on the roof.
Category: Photography

Haunted Door County

Author : Gayle Soucek
ISBN : 9781614235460
Genre : History
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Discover the history of this Wisconsin county known for shipwrecks—and spirits . . . photos included! Because Door County received its name from “Death’s Door,” the perilous strait with more freshwater shipwrecks than anywhere else in the world, it should be no surprise that the idyllic county has plenty of ghostly history. In the company of storyteller Gayle Soucek, meet lighthouse keepers whose sense of duty extends beyond the grave. Catch a glimpse of the phantom ship Le Griffon, never seen for more than a moment since it sailed through a crack in the ice in 1679. And it is not just the waters of Door County that carry the freight of haunted tales—Country Road T has its share of spooks, bizarre beasts have caused disturbances in the woods, and there are whispered rumors that infamous gangster Al Capone added to the county's stock of ghosts through a handful of brutal murders, including an ex-girlfriend and two unacknowledged children . . .
Category: History

More Door County Stories

Author : Paul R. Burton
ISBN : WISC:89100789569
Genre : Door County (Wis.)
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Category: Door County (Wis.)

Door County Stories

Author : Paul R. Burton
ISBN : WISC:89081183410
Genre : Belgian Americans
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Category: Belgian Americans

Watva Trail Tales Summer 2019

Author : Randy Harden
ISBN :
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Trail Tales Summer 2019 issue of the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association brings news and updates including the new Welcome Centers, legislative changes, upcoming regional meetings, trail ambassador progress and regional updates. Wood County added 42 miles of new ATV / UTV trail routes and 7 miles of off-road trails in 2019. There is also an update on the RTP funding transparency act.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Watva Trail Tales Spring 2019

Author : Randy Harden
ISBN :
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Trail Tales Summer 2019 issue of the Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association brings news and updates including a review of the annual meeting, regional meeting and ride dates, trail ambassador opportunities, legislative changes, and other updates from around the state. The Kettle Moraine ATV Association provided an update on a large trail cleanup. Juneau County adds new ATV routes throughout the county. Also some news from the Upper Peninsula Off Road Vehicle Trail Development Association.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Spirit Of Door County

Author : Darryl R. Beers
ISBN : 0915024683
Genre : Photography
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Acclaimed photographer Darryl R. Beers takes you on a mesmerizing visual journey through the extraordinary sights of Door County. Intermingled with remarkable full-color photographs are evocative passages by the very people who have lived, worked and played here. Enjoy Door County's rugged and dramatic coastline, intimate natural spaces, and charming villages.
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Death Stalks Door County

Author : Patricia Skalka
ISBN : 9780299299439
Genre : Fiction
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Six deaths mar the holiday mood as summer vacationers enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County peninsula. Murders, or bizarre accidents? Newly hired park ranger Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective, assumes the worst but refuses to get involved. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife and daughter, he’s had enough of death. Forced to confront the past, the morose Cubiak moves beyond his own heartache and starts investigating, even as a popular festival draws more people into possible danger. In a desperate search for clues, Cubiak uncovers a tangled web of greed, betrayal, bitter rivalries, and lost love beneath the peninsula’s travel-brochure veneer. Befriended by several locals but unsure whom to trust or to suspect of murder, the one-time cop tracks a clever killer. In a setting of stunning natural beauty and picturesque waterfront villages, Death Stalks Door County introduces a new detective series, “The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries.” Finalist, Traditional Fiction 2014 Book of the Year Award, Chicago Writers Association
Category: Fiction

Kankakee County Tales Of Horror

Author : Jesse Rodriguez
ISBN : 9781450022187
Genre : Fiction
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Once upon a time in the village of Bradley, witches, warlocks, and ghosts ruled the land, and the people lived in terror. Each story brings you closer to the reality of the fear that lurks around every corner. Jesse Rodriguez’s first book of horror opens the gateway to a new world of unknown dangers at every corner in his hometown. Read through these chilling tales of fright that remind you of that childhood nightmare, when you thought there was a monster in your closet, and was he really was?
Category: Fiction

Tales Of Kentucky Ghosts

Author : William Lynwood Montell
ISBN : 9780813139487
Genre : Social Science
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A good ghost story can make your hair stand on end, your palms sweat, and your heart race. The bone-chilling collection Tales of Kentucky Ghosts presents more than 250 stories that do just that. In his new book, William Lynwood Montell has assembled an entertaining and diverse array of tales from across the commonwealth that will keep you checking under the bed every night. The first-person accounts in this collection showcase folklore that Montell has drawn from archives, family stories, and oral traditions throughout Kentucky. The stories include that of the ghost bride of Laurel County, who appears each year on the anniversary of her wedding day; the tale of the murdered worker who haunts the Simpson County home of his killer and former employer; and the account of the lost mandolin that plays itself in a house in Graves County. These and many other chilling stories haunt the pages of Tales of Kentucky Ghosts. In the tradition of Montell's previous Kentucky ghost books ( Ghosts across Kentucky and Haunted Houses and Family Ghosts of Kentucky), Tales of Kentucky Ghosts brings together a variety of terrifying narratives that not only entertain and frighten but also serve as a unique record of Kentucky's rich heritage of storytelling.
Category: Social Science

Lighthouse Tales

Author : Frederick Stonehouse
ISBN : UOM:39015071188430
Genre : History
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"Stories of wreck and rescue, death and sacrifice, all thread their way through the pages of this remarkable tribute to the 'wickies' of a bygone era. The book speaks of the courage of the old time keepers and their families, not just in rescuing shipwreck victims but also in the tenacity of their daily lives ... Narratives include : The thrilling story of the steamer "George W. Perkins" and it's close encounter with the Lansing Shoal Light during the height of the infamous 1940 Armistice Day storm ; Superior Shoal and the lighthouse that wasn't ; The death of six brave Coast Guardsmen at Oswego, New York in 1942 ; Poverty Island Light and the mysterious treasure ..."--Back cover.
Category: History

Ephraim Stories

Author : Paul R. Burton
ISBN : WISC:89076956168
Genre : Ephraim (Wis.)
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Tales From The County Jail Box Set

Author : J. S. Williams
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Genre : Fiction
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This is the entire collection of short stories from the series Tales From the County Jail. They are stories about life in and around a local jail and are written by a retired Deputy Jailer. You get all six short stories in the series plus a bonus section which contains jail-house recipes and diagrams of inmate living areas for those who have never been locked up. A great bargain!
Category: Fiction

Tales From The Oak Hammock

Author : David Charles Gossman
ISBN : 9781469757117
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Other than black and white TV, the baby boomer boys growing up in the little oak hammock east of South Floridas everglades dont have much to entertain them. Personal computers and the Internet are still decades away. Organized youth sports are all but non-existent in their environs. Rock and roll is king but exists only on an AM radio station and a stack of black vinyl disks. So how does a brotherhood of youngsters come of age while manufacturing adventure from an otherwise uneventful existence in the early 60s? How do they spend their summers when girls are still mysterious, undiscovered creatures and the bicycle is the only mode of transportation? And how do they face lifes unanswered questions while anticipating their once-in-a-lifetime trip to the New York Worlds Fair? Tales from the Oak Hammock chronicles the amusing answers to these questions as it recounts the misadventuresand misdemeanorsof boys who sometimes catch a glimpse of lifes meaningbut more often merely observe its puzzling complexities. They are the first generation raised by TV so they surely dont have all the answersbut this one thing they know: Life isnt always fair, but its almost always in black and white!
Category: Juvenile Fiction