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BORDER COUNTRY signing at Canoecopia with Martha Greene Phillips

When Mar 10, 2018 01:00 PM to
Mar 11, 2018 03:00 PM
Where Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
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Phillips_Border coverMartha Greene Phillips will be at the Wisconsin Historical Society's booth at Canoecopia on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916.


Border Country is a collection of the remarkable, handmade journals from businessman Howard Greene’s early 1900s canoe trips to the north woods of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Canada. Reproduced with numerous photographs and maps, these journals are a window into a world at once familiar and strange, the wilderness caught on the verge of becoming the North Woods we know today.


"Howard Greene’s narratives are not only a grand adventure but a rare glimpse of life along northern waterways during the early 1900s. His superb photographs have a haunting quality that betrays the radical environmental and social change that was to come. You can almost hear Kent Ryden’s ‘quiet human voices whispering in the landscape.’" —Mary Graves, chief of Cultural and Natural Resources, Voyageurs National Park


"Border Country is evidence of the long sway wild places have had over our lives and imaginations. The pages you’re about to read are, in short, a testament: to both past and future wildernesses, and the ways we inhabit them. And are inhabited by them." —Peter Geye, from the Foreword

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