Bob Cary

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General Information

Name: Bob Cary

Pen Name: None

Born: October 21,1921 in Joliet, Illinois

Died:June 17, 2006 in Ely, Minnesota

Illinois Connection

Bob was born and raised in Illinois. But his love of outdoor living brought him to the ultimate wilderness destination: Ely, Minnesota, time and again. Finally, in 1966 Bob and his family moved to his beloved Ely, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

He worked as outdoor writer for the Joliet Herald News from 1948 - 1955, was editor and outdoor writer for Joliet Spectator from 1956 - 1957, and served as outdoor editor for the Chicago Daily News from 1958 - 1966.

Published Works

  • Winter Camping, Stephen Green Press, 1978
  • Big Wilderness Canoe Manual, Mc-Kay Press, 1978
  • Quiet Magic, Pfiefer Hamilton, 1989
  • Root Beer Lady, Pfiefer Hamilton, 1993
  • Tales From Jackpine Bob, Pfiefer Hamilton, 1996
  • Born to Pull, Pfiefer Hamilton, 1999
  • Ely Echoes, The Portages Grow Longer, Pfiefer Hamilton, 2000

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Quiet Magic (Outdoor Essays & Reflections)

ISBN: 0816641854
Release Date: 2002-08-14

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Root Beer Lady: The Story Of Dorothy Molter

ISBN: 081664196X
Release Date: 2002-06-14

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Tales from Jackpine Bob

ISBN: 1570250863
Release Date: 1995-09

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Literary Awards


External Links

Bob Cary on WorldCat

Bob Cary on Amazon

Jackpine on Bob Cary


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