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Mayor Don "DR" Richards holds a copy of the new "Kinnickinnic Country: River Falls in the Forties and Fifties." The 165-page book will be sold for $15 at the public library and Freeman Drug. Richards assisted in writing and compiling the book with main author, Mark Wyman, another River Falls native and noted author and historian. The two are donating all book proceeds to the River Falls Library Foundation, which helped get the library built in 1997, and also supports the Summer Library Program for childr...

Indeed, those were the days!

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If you grew up in River Falls, "Kinnickinnic Country" will be pleasurably nostalgic. If you're a newcomer, the book will immerse you in mid-20th century life and catch you up on local lore.


At least that's the aim of the book's author, Mark Wyman, and his sidekick Don Richards. They should know a thing or two about River Falls history since they came of age here in the 1950s -- the book's core period.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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