Wisconsin Farm Lore: Kicking Cows, Giant Pumpkins & Other Tales From the Back Forty (The History Press), by Martin Hintz
Farming has been part of the Badger State since before it was a state.
With Wisconsin Farm Lore, prolific
Milwaukee author, gentleman farmer and Shepherd
Express contributor Martin Hintz compiles a potpourri of interesting
material concerning Dairyland—and it’s not all cows and cheese. Abraham Lincoln
addressed the State Agricultural Society in 1859 on his road to the White
House, and Hintz excerpts his speech—along with the comments of many other
historical and contemporary figures who have commented on Wisconsin’s growing
power. (David Luhrssen)
Hintz will speak Sept. 18 at Next Chapter Bookshop, 10976 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon.