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By John Zimm,Michael Edmonds

The north is a treasure trove of folklore. From magical creatures of the outdated state to legends of the mysterious and macabre, such lore is an engaging checklist of the tales humans hung on to and the customs, meals, and treatments that stuffed their lives. accrued within the Thirties as a part of the Federal Writers’ software, a Depression-era works undertaking, those are the tales of Norwegian and Swiss immigrants, local American medication males and storytellers, and pioneers with stories of the earliest days of cost within the outdated Northwest. looking for tales, legends, songs, and different scraps of conventional wisdom, researchers fanned out throughout Wisconsin and different states. The ensuing handwritten notes, millions of pages in size, seize historical past as humans remembered it. Blue males and River Monsters collects the main attention-grabbing and memorable of those stories, putting them along gorgeous art amassed through the Federal artwork venture in Wisconsin. Peruse those pages and find a new background of the folk and locations of the outdated north.

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