The story of La Farge Dam project on Kickapoo river in driftless Wisconsin. Black and white photos, maps, newspaper clippings from the era.
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Book Description 2011. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1450739202 2011 signed first edition, Kickapoogian Press (La Farge, Wisconsin), 7 x 10 inches tall paperbound, copiously illustrated with black-and-white photographs, 193 pp. Slight soiling, rubbing and edgewear to covers, with a bit of creasing to tips. Signed by the author on the title page. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this uncommon local history. ~B~ The story begins with the disastrous flood of 1935, which devastated the Kickapoo River valley in Wisconsin. Not only were agriculture losses massive, but also most of the river towns, including La Farge, were nearly wiped off the map, and two lives were lost as well. This book is a must-read for anyone truly interested in understanding the Kickapoo Valley, its past, its people and insights into the future. Contents: Foreword; A Canoe Trip on the Kickapoo; An Era of Flooding in the Kickapoo Valley and the Response of the Federal Government to the Problem: 1935-1962; To Build a Dam: 1963-1967; Parallel Paths: 1968-1975; Historical Timeline, La Farge Dam Project; The Wilderness Years on the Government Land: 1976-1996; The Dam; Towards a Reserve; La Farge Dam Project on the Kickapoo River, Wisconsin; Author's Notes; Index. Bookseller Inventory # B-0861-6327