The Old-Time River Rats: Tales of Bygone Days along the Wild Mississippi

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Colorful characters once populated the Upper Mississippi River Valley swamps and floodplain forests. These are the river rats, hill folk, and swamp dogs whose stories Kenny Salwey tells so well. Now long gone, these legendary denizens of the river bottoms come alive in Kenny’s signature brand of storytelling, rife with insight and laughter, woodslore and a time-tested philosophy of the natural world. With a foreword by regional historian Gary Schlosstein, this deep delving into the old-time community of the ...

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Overview

Colorful characters once populated the Upper Mississippi River Valley swamps and floodplain forests. These are the river rats, hill folk, and swamp dogs whose stories Kenny Salwey tells so well. Now long gone, these legendary denizens of the river bottoms come alive in Kenny’s signature brand of storytelling, rife with insight and laughter, woodslore and a time-tested philosophy of the natural world. With a foreword by regional historian Gary Schlosstein, this deep delving into the old-time community of the Mississippi River presents a rich picture of a life as fascinating as it is fast-disappearing in our fast-paced, high-tech world.

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Salwey is a river rat par excellence and only a true rat could write so well about a fellow rat…When Salwey writes, you can just about be guaranteed it's interesting to read. I let his words sweep me along like a stick on the river. —

Rochester

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760334973
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2009
  • Pages: 239
  • Sales rank: 781,089
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Kenny Salwey is a woodsman who has spent his life in the backwaters of the Mississippi River. He is the author of The Last River Rat and Kenny Salwey’s Tales of a River Rat and the narrator of the award-winning documentary Mississippi: Tales of the Last River Rat. A popular nature speaker since 1988, Kenny travels the upper Midwest talking to groups. Kenny and his wife, Mary Kay, live outside Alma, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: River Rats

Part II: Old Dogs

Part III: Hill Folk

About the Author

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