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“Rooted in Iron and Ice, Innocent Years on the Mesabi”

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“Rooted in Iron and Ice, Innocent Years on the Mesabi”

Author: Gary W. Barfknecht

Local tie: The book is set in our area and the author is a former resident.

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Synopsis: The books shares the author’s recollections of what it is was like growing up in the mining town of Virginia from 1945-59. From spending every possible minute on the ice rinks playing hockey to stealing his grandmother’s underwear, Barfknecht shares of variety of short narratives and journal-type entries that create a portrait of an interesting place to live.

Cost: $17.95

Publisher: North Star Press of St. Cloud, Inc.

Information: northstarpress.com

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