Author Ross Fruen of Minneapolis tells stories that go back to prehistoric Indians and Daniel Greysolon Sieur Duluth. But the book focuses most on Fruen’s family, friends and fishing history. Fruen’s family has ties to the river going back seven generations and still maintain a cabin on the river — Noyes Camp. Fruen’s great-grandparents were George and Agnes Haskell Noyes, who established a family camp and tradition on the Brule in the late 1800s.
The book is more about people who spent summers along the river than the river itself or the fish that swim in it. But it’s a good read for anyone who keeps the river in a special place in their heart, as does Fruen.
“Boys of the Brule” is available for $18.95 from Cable Publishing in Brule.
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