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Wisconsin had a big party in 1998. It was a roll-out-the-barrel, slice-the-cheese, strike-up-the-polka-band wing-ding that promised to roust every last badger out of state burrows and into the streets to dance with guests.
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Published January 19th 2017 by Stokes Creative
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Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun little look into Wisconsin and it's inhabitants. Since this is such a short story there isn't anything I can say about the book itself other than it's well written. What I will say is the this author can really write. He has a way with words that made for effortless reading! He is very descriptive in his use of language and always makes his stories feel longer.

The narrator had a voice that was easy to listen to and he seemed to enjoy telling the story!!
This is a fun ode to Wisconsin from a man who obviously loves the state. On May 29, 1998, Wisconsin turned 150 years old. It’s great that the author points out that the state had a birthday while the mountains and rocks and streams were far older and didn’t really care about state lines and such. That gave me a chuckle.

This little piece goes on to point out various bits about Wisconsin – the good and the questionable. I’m putting Bucky the Badger mascot in the Questionable category even as I fin
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This is much more of a short essay that a book. Bill Stokes has a way of describing everyday things that makes you stop and think. I enjoy his writing.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting but too many typos.
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This may be a short book, but I got some laughs and learned a little about Wisconsin. I learned about its badgers and why the early settlers and lead minors referred to themselves as badgers. I've heard of GDID before but never knew what it was until now. A "friendly" way of referring to Illinois drivers lol. Another great short story by Bill Stokes. Great narration by Jon Reeder. ...more
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Born in Barron, Wisconsin, on September 11, 1931, Bill Stokes grew up on a small dairy farm between Barron and Rice Lake. He began his official writing career as an outdoor writer and general reporter for the Stevens Point Daily Journal, where he served as columnist, reporter and outdoor writer. In 1961 he moved to the Wisconsin State Journal, in Madison, where he wrote outdoor and personal column ...more

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