Chronicles Magazine American West

Middle American Gothic

The bad weather of 1993 eliminated my usual fishing trips to northern Wisconsin, but the other day in Madison, where I go to use the library and relive the 60's, I saw a sign for an instant oil change and lube: "Faster than an Illinois tourist."

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    The Survival of the Fattest

    Late one summer afternoon, tired and dirty after four days' camping and a 21-mile ride out of the Wind River Mountains over rough granite trails, 1 swung off the horse and opened the registry book that the National Forest Service places at the...

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