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Start Date: 1/19/2013
End Date: 1/19/2013
Event Times: 10 am

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Phone: 262- 567-8341

'Bark River Chronicles' Book Talk in Oconomowoc

The Bark River valley in southeastern Wisconsin is a microcosm of the state's and one of the Great Lakes region's natural and human history. "The Bark River Chronicles: Stories from a Wisconsin Watershed" reports one couple's journey by canoe from the river's headwaters to its confluence with the Rock River and several miles farther downstream to Lake Koshkonong. Along the way, it tells the stories of Ice Age glaciation, the effigy mound builders, the Black Hawk War, early settlement, the development of waterpower sites, and recent efforts to remove old dams.

Author Milton Bates will talk about the book and his journeys along the Bark River and through its history at the Dwight Foster Library in Fort Atkinson. A book signing will follow.

Milton J. Bates has lived most of his life in Wisconsin. After completing a doctorate in English at the University of California–Berkeley, he taught at Williams College and Marquette University, retiring in 2010. He has held a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and Fulbright lectureships in China and Spain. His previous books include studies of the poet Wallace Stevens and of the Vietnam War.

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

Venue: Lake Terrace Retirement Center

Address: 1380 W Wisconsin Ave

City: Oconomowoc

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