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As Berg says, “A Winter’s Work”

October 20, 2010

Very interesting.   Berg, sleuth of the digital netherworld,  just sent me a link to an archive of issues from the  Minnesota Conservation Department’s Fins, Feathers & Fur, dating back to the early 1920’s.  Got me all excited and lathered up; then he trumps it with a compilation of books, digests, and articles — some 28,000 pages worth, of excellent outdoor stuff dating from the turn of the century.

Stabbing into the pile, I opened up On Canada’s Frontier: Sketches of History, Sport and Adventure, a nice little 325 page book by Julian Ralph from 1895, lavishly illustrated by Frederic Remington.  Now I know what Remington  did between bronzes and the stuff he wrote for Harper’s.

This is going to be fun.  I might be to the story about “Antione’s Moose-Yard” by early March.

— Margadant

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  1. Gunnar Berg permalink
    October 20, 2010 6:09 pm

    At it’s best, ain’t the Digital Age great?

    Enter, the door to obscure information is now open!

    My sometime traveling companion and fellow bird watcher, Dennis Nelson, large animal veterinarian, is a practicing contrarian. He has never turned on a computer. Ever. His secretary (who the hell has a secretary these days?) prints out emails, he scribbles his replies on them and she answers the email. It’s his dark secret. I am sworn to secrecy. (How’s that working out for you, Dennis?). No amount of cajoling and offers of aid help. He has his heels dug in deep. He says he’s too old. Yeah, like my age. I suspect it has become a combination of fear and his God damned bullheadedness. Oh yeah, he’s a little stubborn. Google ‘stubborn’, images, and scroll down a page or two and I’m certain there’ll be a picture of him.

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