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Emma Big Bear - Emma's Baskets - Marquette, IA Emma Big Bear - Emma's Baskets - Marquette, IA
People used to joke, "What are you majoring in College? Basket Weaving?" Ha. It's a joke of the modern, directed at the traditional. Rewind a hundred and fifty years. Rewind to the Settler era. Rewind to the Native People's era. Now how important are baskets?
by Matthew Schumann - Cover
I Keep Drifting to the Driftless I Keep Drifting to the Driftless
One dreary afternoon, during my third semester of college, my friend Hal approached me with plans to ride his bicycle down the Mississippi river; I agreed ... more
by Patrick Shea - Cover
Captain Robert C. Vavra, Maiden Voyage Tours - A Driftless Icon Captain Robert C. Vavra, Maiden Voyage Tours - A Driftless Icon
I grew up along the Mississippi River in Iowa. After high school I worked on the river commercial fishing, clamming and trapping as a way of life. I had a dream of making a living on the River,  so I went to school and became a certified captain.
by Driftless Area Mag with Captain Robert C. Vavra
Spook Cave and Campground - An Interview with Paul Rasmussen - Owner Spook Cave and Campground - An Interview with Paul Rasmussen - Owner
The slow processes of nature have been developing the cave near McGregor for centuries and centuries, but it was opened suddenly by man.
by Driftless Area Magazine with Paul Rasmussen