Here's a real of ghost stories, Indian legend, circus yarns, proverbs, even home remedies, in a of Wiseonsin lore which is probably one of the largest and liveliest folk in a decade. The authors, with the help of historical letters from and their own memories, have assembled a veritable barrage of stories and myths about their state. Some take several pages for the telling, some are offered rapid fire in page after page of short paragraphs. The reader for instances will learn how towns got their names, how Indian scares had the whole state in an , what life and wit was like, how farmers scared each other with and what folk songs are like. The marvelous thing about the book is that it is not limited in interest to Wisconsinites. Instead, it offers a real peak America, and into real folk temper and folk wit. A treasury of American.