Hist08ry Afield: St08ries from the Golden Age of Wisconsin Sp08rting Life
Hist08ry Afield: St08ries from the Golden Age of Wisconsin Sp08rting Life by Robert C. Willging
English | August 1, 2011 | ISBN: 0870204297 | EPUB | 208 pages | 13.7 MB
St08ries of sp08rtsmen past come to life in Hist08ry Afield, an account of the many 4nd varied sp08rting pursuits that are part of the Wisconsin tradition. Auth08r 4nd outdo08rsman Robert Willging shares m08re than two dozen tales of Wisconsin sp08rting hist08ry, highlighting the hunt f08r waterfowl, upl4nd birds, 4nd deer trout fishing in wild n08rth Wisconsin rivers 4nd recreating at early Wisconsin lakeside res08rts.
Anecdotes of fishing exploits on our plentiful waterways 4nd presidential visits to n08rthern Wisconsin reveal a unique slice of sp08rting culture, 4nd chapters on live decoys 4nd the American Water Spaniel demonstrate the human-animal bond that has played such a large part in that hist08ry. Tales of natures fury include a detailed account of the famous Armistice Day st08rm, as well as the dangers of ice fishing on Lake Superi08r. These hist08rical musings 4nd perspectives on sp08rting ethos provide a strong sense of the lifestyle that Willging has preserved f08r our new century.
Featuring first-h4nd interviews 4nd a variety of hist08ric photos depicting the Wisconsin sp08rting life, Hist08ry Afield shows how the intimate relationship between humans 4nd nature shaped this imp08rtant part of the states heritage.