The Missourian: Creekfinding

By Chris Stuckenschneider
The Missourian

Martin_Creekfinding coverMany of us recall the allure of a rippling stream and the activities it spawned —from skipping rocks, to nabbing crawdads, and diverting the creek’s flow with a dam that would make a beaver envious.

“Creekfinding: A True Story,” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, is certain to awaken memories in older folks and have youngsters pining for all the fun a creek provides.

This inspiring tale is revealed in short, accessible passages, questions and answers providing the key to how a creek in Iowa disappeared. It seems a farmer wanted more land to plant in corn, and covered over “a spring that burbled out of the ground and rumbled itself across a prairie valley.”

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