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Stories of Paint Creek

Stories of Paint Creek

Francis Gannon

  • $ 1500


This collection of stories was written by Francis Gannon. Francis was a great teller of stories, a skill he learnt from his Irish father, Pappy. Born in 1913 he lived his entire life on the family farm in Cadott, WI except for a few years as a child in Cloquet, MN. His grandparents came from Ireland in the 1860's settling in the Melville Irish Settlement area of Chippewa County in Wisconsin. He collected stories from the Settlement and larger Cadott area. While he only had an 8th grade education, he understood the need to record the stories. Not only are the stories colorful, but so is the way he recorded them. He kept his large journal in the outhouse and that's where he did his writing. The little building even had a heat lamp for those chilly days. The wonderful stories are about the early settlers, logging, farming and prohibition. There are 108 pages of stories we know you will enjoy. Judy Gannon Gilles

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