Historic Tales of the Hiawatha Valley
Adored for its tremendous beauty, the Hiawatha Valley also harbors a rich and varied history. Native Americans settled on the sandy shores of the Mississippi River and gave rise to the legend of Wee-no-nah. Later settlers arrived by steamboat and horse cart to tame the rugged hills and valleys and raise the finest of America’s crops, industries and children. The “gandy dancer” of early railroading drove his spikes, and pickle makers fed the troops in early war efforts. All the while, the Mighty Mississippi beckoned to hardy explorers, Mark Twain among them. Join local author Kent Otto Stever as he blends historic events, places and people with personal reflections on everyday life in the valley.
Contributor(s): Stever, Kent Otto (Author)
ISBN: 1540239756 EAN: 9781540239754
Publisher: History Press
Binding: Hardcover and Paperback
Pub Date: July 15, 2019