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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bob Cary  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: October 21,1921 in Joliet, Illinois

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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Winter camping /
ISBN: 0828903409. OCLC Number:

S. Greene Press,. Brattleboro, Vt. :. ©1979.

Compiles tested cold weather camping procedures, and includes information on field-tested equipment and methods for snow travel camping, safety and nutrition.

The big wilderness canoe manual :
ISBN: 0679508627. OCLC Number:

McKay,. New York :. ©1978.

A veteran guide and outfitter tells you all about camping, paddling, and voyaging in the spirit of the new outdoor ethic.

Quiet magic /
ISBN: 0816641854. OCLC Number:

University of Minnesota Press,. Minneapolis :. 2002.

In this long-awaited paperback edition, Sam Cook invites you to look outward to discover the North Country, and look inward to discover yourself.

Root beer lady /
ISBN: 081664196X. OCLC Number:

Pfeifer-Hamilton,. Duluth, MN :. ©1993.

Tales from Jackpine Bob /
ISBN: 1570250863. OCLC Number:

Pfeifer-Hamilton,. Duluth, Minn. :. ©1996.

Ely echoes :
ISBN: 1570252009. OCLC Number:

Pfeifer-Hamilton,. Duluth Minn. :. ©2000.