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

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

“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.

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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