Dorothy Molter is subject of upcoming history talk
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
Dorothy Molter was the last nonindigenous person to live legally in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Sarah Guy-Levar will be speaking about the book about Molter that she co-wrote with Terri Schocke (“Dorothy Molter, The Root Beer Lady”), from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the first-floor Ruth Maney Room at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan St.
Guy-Levar is the executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, so she is a true authority on the person often called “The Florence Nightingale of the Wilderness,” a woman who lived alone on Knife Lake without electricity or a phone for 56 years.
Seating is first-come, first-serve, and the event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Arco coffee will be provided.