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Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsin: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Myths and Mysteries Series) Paperback – Bargain Price, July 3, 2012

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“Most Wisconsin history books cover important highlights, but somehow they miss the stories of headless bankers, the part-time Santa visited by a saucer from space, and the Wisconsin pirate who killed a man. With a piano. You can’t make that stuff up, but Michael Bie didn’t have to because these tales of molls and mobsters, murders and mysteries are all a part of Wisconsin’s past, and our history is richer for their telling.”
—Dennis McCann, former Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist; author of Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story

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Fourteen Mind-Boggling Tales from the Badger State
Was Joe Davis, Civil War veteran and Menominee Indian, really the son of Confederate president Jefferson Davis? 
What really happened the night that banker H. C. Mead was murdered inside the Exchange Bank of Waupaca? 
Did a flying saucer really land in Joe Simonton’s yard, and did the aliens aboard ask for a jug of water and serve him pancakes? 
From pirate ships to pancakes from outer space, Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsin makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state’s most fascinating and compelling stories.

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Product Details

  • Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot; First edition (July 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762769831
  • ASIN: B00D9TS23G
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,147,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Janlynn on November 5, 2012
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Mr. Bie has written a very interesting book filled with tidbits of Wisconsin history. The book sounded fascinating when I heard about it on TV, but was thrilled with the range of stories, especially one about John Till aka "Plaster John". I first learned about this man when we were going through my grandmother's papers years ago and found she and her sister had been sending newspaper clippings to each another about Mr. Till. This book shows what a little research might discover. Many interesting stories here.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise Simandl on December 29, 2013
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Being a Wisconsinite I'm interested in the history of our state. I'm especially interested in the weird and paranormal. This book however is not. While it says myths and mysteries, it's more of a recollection of actual events which all but two are explained. The headless banker and pancakes from space. The La Cross serial killer is iffy at best. So, if you were interested in the folk history of Wisconsin, I would recommend it. If your looking for stories of the unexplained, there are better books out there.
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