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Your Guide to Ely, Canoe Country & the BWCAW – Boundary Waters Canoe Area

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Birds of Minnesota Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela Easy-to-use field guide
*Efficient-111 common species- only Minnesota birds and Minnesota range maps
* Easy- See a yellow bird? go to the yellow section to find out what it is
* Helpful- compare feature helps you distinguish between look-alikes
* Focused – just the information you find helpful, and lots of it
* Engaging-“Stan’s Notes provide naturalist tidbits and facts
* Stunning-full-page photos that compare to not other
* Perfect companion for Birds of Minnesota Audio Cd

Price: $12.95

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Fascination Loons-Amazing Images & Behaviors

By Stan Tekiela Striking photographs capture loons in action and depict behaviors never before presented. Concise, accurate information drawn from the most up-to-date research and Stan’s own extensive observations. In-depth and engaging description and images, from physical traits to social activity. Gratifies the loon enthusiast’s desire for beautiful photos and detailed information. Satisfying and appealing balance of images and text. Headings and small blocks of text make for pleasurable, easy browsing. A nice companion to the Fascination Loons Audio CD.

Price: $14.95

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Lake Superior Rocks & Minerals A Field Guide to the Lake Superior Area

By Bob Lynch & Dan Lynch Your must-have guide to Lake Superior’s rocks and minerals. Full-color photos and the details you need to know for identifying and collection
* incredible full-color sharp photos: the authors know ricks and took their own photographs in order to depict the detail needed for identification-no more guessing from line drawings
* comprehensive: photos of 75 rocks and minerals means you’re more likely to identify what you’ve found
*entries organized by area: find rocks unique to Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan or common to all three
* easy-to-use format: quickly find what you need to know and where to look

Price: $12.95

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Trees of Minnesota Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela
* Contains 93 species – only Minnesota trees
* No need to look through dozens of photos of trees that don’t grow in Minnesota
* Easy-to-use thumb tabs show leaf types and attachment
* Fact-filled, contains the information you want to know
* Compare feature shows average tree height compared with a two-story house
* Full-page color photos with corresponding full-page descriptions
* Stan’s Notes include naturalist information and interesting gee-whiz facts

Price: $12.95

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Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide – Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

Learn what’s edible and what to avoid with this easy-to-use field guide.
*Species organized by color, then by form
*Full-page photos and insets showing each plants’ key identification points
*Interesting tidbits about the plants’ many uses
*Range maps, ripening calendar and more
*165 wild berries and fruits in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan
Get “Cooking with Wild Berries and Fruits of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan”, a companion cookbook which includes recipes, handy tips, and different uses for many of the edible berries found in this book.

Price: $14.95

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Wildflowers of Minnesota Field Guide

By Stan Tekiela
* Organized by color and size
* icons make visual identification quick and easy
* full-page, professional-quality photographs
* easy-to-read format presenting information critical to accurate identification
* identifies plants typical of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and native prairies

Price: $16.95

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Cooking with Wild Berries & Fruits of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

by Teresa Marrone Teresa Marrone has been foraging for wild fruits and berries for years; now let her recipes guide you every step of the way in the kitchen. She’s compiled more that 150 tried and true recipes featuring 40 of the region’s most delectable edible plants. Many of the featured fruits and berries are common, and some might even grow in your backyard! This cookbook helps you make the most of the wild harvest that’s there for the taking.
* More than 150 recipes, featuring over 40 of the region’s edible berries and fruits
* Recipes for sauces, baked goods, drinks, desserts and more
* Tips on harvesting, freezing, dehydration and canning
* Small-batch jelly and jam recipes to maximize your harvest
* Tasty treats, whether ingredients are picked or purchased
* Handy cross-references to Teresa’s companion field guide: Wild Berries & Fruits Field Guide of Minnesota,
Wisconsin and Michigan

Price: $12.95

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Dancing a Polka to Heaven

This is the story of Father Frank Perkovich, the Polka Mass Priest, as told by his friends. Father Perk, as he is known to his friends is one of the most unique and real individuals you could ever hope to meet. He has inspired thousands with his genuine love for people, his kind nature, and his dedication to reaching people through his Polka Mass. This book describes his journey and the charming effectiveness of his Polka Mass. This book will be loved and appreciated by people from all walks of life. “Go in peace, love the polka.”

Price: $16.95

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Homemade Root Beer Soda & Pop

“This book gets an A+! A good variety of old- fashioned recipes.” -American Herb Association

Price: $14.95

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A Finnish Family in Ely, Minnesota

Dedication: To all the people, living or dead, of Finn Hill. They made this neighborhood so delightful a place in which to live. It is a community that I miss and will never forget.

Price: $18.95

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“Root Beer Lady” The story of Dorothy Molter

“Root Beer Lady” Written and Illustrated by Bob Cary. The story of Dorothy Molter who came to the Minnesota-Ontario Wilderness area as a young woman and stayed for fifty-six years. Making her home on Knife Lake, 18 miles from the nearest road, Dorothy became a North Woods legend. Trained as a nurse, she often cared for wilderness residents and visitors who needed help in this remote area. An ice-cold root beer and a warm welcome greeted thousands of visitors to her island home. 177 Pages, Soft Cover.

Price: $16.95

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A History of Incredible Ely

By John Somrock, author, and pictures by Lee Brownell.

Stories taken from the files of old newspapers, mining industry journals, and logging company records, along with stories told by old settlers, miners, lumberjacks, trappers, prospectors, guides, and Indians. Conversations with early immigrants and first-generation Americans whose parents and grandparents came from Europe to work in the mine and cut the virgin timber of Northeast Minnesota.

Price: $15.95

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A Wonderful Country The Quetico-Superior Stories of Bill Magie

Transcribed, edited, and arranged by Dave Olesen. Illustrations by Bill Nelson When Bill Magie began taking canoe trips in the wild country along the Minnesota-Ontario border, there were places where the lakes were so crowded with logs heading to the mill that his group put their gear on a horse-drawn wagon to portage to a spot where they could paddle. There were other places where they could travel for two or three weeks and see no one except the occasional Indian family. Take this book on your next canoe trip, and imagine Bill has joined you, spinning tales of lumberjacks and trappers, surveying the border, flying bush planes when flying at all was a novelty, camping before nylon and plastic and freeze-dried food, hunting and fishing when you succeeded or went hungry. And know that the spirit of those who have loved this pace lives on as today’s paddlers discover what a wonderful country this is.

Price: $22.95

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Burntside Lake: The Early Years

By Milt Stenlund in cooperation with the Ely-Winton Historical Society.

The early history of Burntside Lake deals with those Native Americans who called it home for centuries, and those who came later in search of land, timber and minerals. Interviews with several people who lived in the area, or who had worked with the logging companies. Includes map of Burntside Lake with locations of the logging operations by various companies.

Price: $10.95

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Dorothy’s Christmas Letters

Years Nov.1955 bird letter, and Christmas Letters 1955,56,57,58, 59,60,61,62,63,64,65,67/68, $3.50 per booklet
All 13 booklets, $30.00

Dorothy took advantage of quiet times in the winter to write long Christmas letters which she sent to her friends in every part of the country. These letters describe the happenings of the year and give the reader great insight of what living in a remote wilderness was like.

Price: $30.00

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