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July-August 2008
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Emma Big Bear Ho-Chunk Basket Maker and Local Legend
By Trudy Balcom PDF

Portrait of Emma Big Bear by Joan Liffring-Zug Bourret

Postcard with comments and personal remembrances.

Ups & Downs of River Marinas

Memories of Island Camping

By Jeff Lessard with Lori Wellington

Hangin' out on the Mississippi

Frentress Lake

By Becky Sisco

A place on the river to call home

Know Your River

History of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

By Katie Manion

Upper Miss Refuge

Will Dilg and the Izaak Walton League started a national campaign to protect river lands that were about to be drained and farmed. (Photo courtesty of IWL)

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