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Aug 18 2014

Historic Crandon Cemetery Tour and Wisconsin Author Visit

On Monday, August 25th at 6:00 pm the Crandon Public Library and Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society will be hosting a Cemetery Tour. Amanda Flannery, Local History Clerk, will guide you through the historic Lakeside Cemetery in Crandon, Wisconsin. The tour will feature the final resting place of prominent county figures, Civil War veterans, and several other interesting characters. The tour will last approximately 45 minutes and participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.

Directly following the tour at 7:00 pm, Wisconsin author Dennis McCann will be giving a presentation on his book Badger Boneyards at the Crandon Public Library. Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the intriguing and often long-forgotten histories of more than thirty Wisconsinites including: football great John Heisman, the state’s smallest man, a women whose tombstone names her as murderer, and the boy who would not tell a lie and paid the price”.

Dennis McCann is a Wisconsin native and longtime explorer of the state’s nooks, crannies, and, yes, its burial grounds. A University of Wisconsin-Madison journalism graduate, McCann joined the Milwaukee Journal (which later became the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) in 1983 as a farm writer and state rover. His previous books include The Wisconsin Story: 150 Storiesby150 Years (1998), Dennis McCann Takes You for a Ride (1999), and Rough Stuff (2007), a collection of his columns from Wisconsin Golfer magazine. Now a freelance writer, he spends most of his time with his wife Barb, a retired teacher, at their home on Lake Superior in Bayfield, Wisconsin.

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