Foreword Reviews

People of the Sturgeon

Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish

2009 INDIES Winner
Gold, Nature (Adult Nonfiction)

Wine and beer drinkers and the demand for high-grade caviar contributed largely to the near extinction of the sturgeon in the Great Lakes and the rivers and lakes of Wisconsin. By 1872, two German immigrants, Siemon and John Schact, were processing nearly 700,000 pounds of fish yearly. The... Read More