March 1, 2020 - 5:00 pm
Lyceum – Ridge Stories – Recollection from a Boyhood in the Driftless
March 1: Ridge Stories: Recollection from a Boyhood in the Driftless
Author Gary Jones, a former barefoot boy with cheeks of tan, recalls the blessings as well as the curses of growing up on a small dairy farm in the hills of Richland County. Gary Jones’ parents brought their baby boy home to the 180-acre dairy farm on Pleasant Ridge (Richland County) in 1944 where he grew up on land homesteaded by his great-grandfather. That lifestyle, recounted in his memoir Ridge Stories, has now become part of Driftless history. Jones will share his memories of haying and threshing, milking cows and slopping hogs, attending a one-room school and a country EUB church, and the audience will be invited to join this conversation.
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Platteville Municipal Auditorium