Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

#40, 41

I've been a bit slow in posting the last few days for a variety of reasons. Let's catch up:

I finished two books since my last update. First was The Wisconsin Dells by H. H. Bennett, a book that I downloaded from The Internet Archive; written sufficiently long ago that it's in the public domain, I downloaded it to read because I'd traveled there a couple of years back, and I wanted to see what folks had to say about it back then. Much of the book is devoted to a very extensive description of the geography of the area, and it finishes with stories about the settlers displacing the Native Americans from their land. Probably only of interest to people looking for Wisconsin history.

Next, last night I finished Osprey Raid #27: Tomahawk and Musket: French and Indian Raids in the Ohio Valley 1758. Most students in the US rarely hear much about the French and Indian War, AKA The Seven Years War, aside from being told that George Washington got his early military experience there. This book goes into some detail about some of the fighting of that period.

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