Travel, History & Books by Mike Bie in America's Dairyland
It Happened in Wisconsin gives
readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history
of the Badger State.
Find out how Wisconsin’s dairy farms came to produce some of the world’s finest cheeses. Learn how the raging wildfire in Peshtigo killed as many as 2,400 people. Discover how Joe McCarthy evolved from an amateur boxer into one of the country’s most infamous senators. Marvel at the throngs who attended “The Miracle in the Sun.” And relive the Pack’s thrilling “Instant Replay Game.”
In an easy-to-read style that’s entertaining as it
is informative, author Michael Bie recounts some of the most captivating
moments in Wisconsin.
"History need not be boring and Michael
Bie demonstrates that with interesting, easy-to-read accounts of thirty
Wisconsin anecdotes. I've read a lot of Wisconsin history books but this
was the easiest and the most enjoyable."
"Three guys wearing lederhosen walk
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"It's a rare book
that will take you not only to Smelt Extravaganza and the Cheesemaker's
Ball, but also to a cursed dog's skull and the wooden splinters from a
famous Packer's stomach."
He was formally educated at UW-Stevens Point and informally educated at the Upper Wisconsin River Yacht Club, Stevens Point; Del's Bar, La Crosse; and The Joynt, Eau Claire.
As a free-lance writer, Bie has multiple magazine and newspaper credits to his name. He can usually be found pursuing an interest in all things Wisconsin.
Bie even spent several summers crisscrossing the state by bicycle until he realized that motor vehicles provided the same service in a fraction of the time.
Occasionally he considers taking his bike out of storage.
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