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Root Beer Lady

The Story of Dorothy Molter

2002
Author:

Bob Cary
Illustrations by Bob Cary

Root Beer Lady

An ice-cold glass of root beer and a warm welcome greeted thousands of weary paddlers who stopped at the Isle of Pines to meet Dorothy Molter, the courageous, independent woman who became a North Woods legend. Bob Cary, Dorothy’s longtime friend, captures her life and spirit in Root Beer Lady.

An ice-cold glass of root beer and a warm welcome greeted thousands of weary paddlers who stopped at the Isle of Pines to meet Dorothy Molter, the courageous, independent woman who became a North Woods legend. Bob Cary, Dorothy’s longtime friend, captures her life and spirit in Root Beer Lady.

A little of Dorothy will live forever in all who read this book.

Bea Brophey, Dorothy Molter Foundation

An ice-cold glass of root beer and a warm welcome greeted thousands of weary paddlers who stopped at the Isle of Pines to meet Dorothy Molter, the courageous, independent woman who became a North Woods legend. Bob Cary, Dorothy’s longtime friend, captures her life and spirit in Root Beer Lady.

Root Beer Lady

Bob Cary, author, journalist, and wilderness guide, is senior editor of the Ely Echo. He and his wife, Edie, live near Ely, Minnesota, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Root Beer Lady

A little of Dorothy will live forever in all who read this book.

Bea Brophey, Dorothy Molter Foundation

Who else should bring us the story of the Root Beer Lady but Bob Cary? One wilderness character writing about another.

Ron Schara, Outdoor Columnist, Star Tribune

Root Beer Lady

CONTENTS

The Discovery
Moving North
Living off the Land
Nightingale of the Wilderness
Winter the Hard Way
The "Loneliest Woman"
The Snowmobile Era
Dorothy's Angels
Bruno, Brunella & Family
Winter Letters
Neighbors, Wise and Otherwise
Cap
Ice-cold Root Beer
The Knife Lake War
The Final Chapter

Epilogue