Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins and Other Tales from the Back Forty

Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins and Other Tales from the Back Forty

by Martin Hintz
     
 

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It's well nigh impossible to break into Wisconsin's history without picking up some respectable dirt in the way of farm lore, country wisdom and undisputed records of agricultural prowess. And when it comes to the Badger State, few people are as familiar with the soil of its stories as Martin Hintz. In his company, tramp across cranberry bogs, study centuries of

Overview


It's well nigh impossible to break into Wisconsin's history without picking up some respectable dirt in the way of farm lore, country wisdom and undisputed records of agricultural prowess. And when it comes to the Badger State, few people are as familiar with the soil of its stories as Martin Hintz. In his company, tramp across cranberry bogs, study centuries of beer and cheese pairings and give an affectionate thump to a 1, 810.5-pound pumpkin. Discover variety beyond crops and livestock and share in the dedication that planted victory gardens during World War II and the unadulterated joy of sliding down a straw pile in threshing season.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495381
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,091,028
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Martin Hintz has written about one hundred books for various publishers, including Celebrate the Legend: 25 Years of Milwaukee Irish Fest (Milwaukee Irish Fest, 2005); Got Murder? The Shocking Story of Wisconsin's Notorious Killers (Trails Publishing, 2007); Wisconsin Cheese: A Cookbook and Guide to the Cheeses of Wisconsin (Globe Pequot, 2008); and Off the Beaten Path: Wisconsin (Globe Pequot Press, 2008; nine editions). He has published articles in major newspapers and consumer and trade periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, National Geographic World, Irish Music Magazine, Where to Retire Magazine, American Heritage, Interval, American Archaeology, the St. Petersburg Times, the Wisconsin Academy Review, Billboard, Amusement Business, Midwest Express Magazine, Belfast News, City Lifestyle, Northshore Lifestyle, Dodge Van Magazine, Jewish Heartland, Travel Holiday, Corporate Report Wisconsin, GolfWeek, Milwaukee Magazine, Shepherd Express, the Daily Herald, the Jewish Chronicle, the Writer, Midwest Living, MotorHome, Meetings California, Dig, Michigan Living, Home & Away, M Magazine, the Group Travel Leader, Bus Tour Magazine and numerous others.

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