Dennis McCann has written often about Mississippi River events in his twenty-five years at the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In 1994, he spent four days on paddleboats slowly making their way from the Quad Cities to La Crosse as part of the re-creation of the 1854 Grand Excursion, the first government-led effort to get the Upper Mississippi opened for commerce, farming, and other uses. He is the author of the WHS Press books This Superior Place and Badger Boneyards.
This Storied River takes an in-depth look at people, places,
and history, using a conversational storytelling style leaving
readers with a deeper appreciation for his subjects while being
thoroughly entertained. (Claire Duquette, The Bayfield County
Journal, Jun 23, 2017)