"[History is] a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man." -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lunch at Boney's Mound

A great source on local history comes from Ruth Dickerson Gardner of Voss' Resort. Besides her personal knowledge and stories, Ruth has produced a book, Lunch at Boney's Mound: A Portrait of Family and Friends, as well as several films -- all of which are available at the Koller Library. The book is not readily found outside our local area, but please find the Amazon page here. The films, respectively titled Voss'...the First 100 Years and Generations, can most easily be found at our library.

These works have been produced with great affection for Ruth's family and for the area, as well as a reverence for our northern Wisconsin history. As she eloquently puts it in her introduction to Lunch at Boney's Mound:
This is the story of these people who sought the peace and solitude of Boney's Mound and the rest that came before...these loggers, farmers, hunters, trappers, and guides; raw-boned and rugged as the land itself.

It is the story of my family, myself; of all of us who cherish this land we have inherited. It would be a sad loss to forget those who have carved the way for us; passed into our care this beautiful piece of Paradise.

Their strength and determination should hearten us and their imperfections, warm our souls.

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