Lunch with history people

Dorothy Molter was the last nonindigenous person to live legally in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and Sarah Guy-Levar will be speaking about the book about Molter that she co-wrote with Terri Schocke (“Dorothy Molter, The Root Beer Lady”), from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the first-floor Ruth Maney Room at the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center at the Depot.

Guy-Levar is the executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, so she is a true authority on the person often called “The Florence Nightingale of the Wilderness,” a woman who lived alone on Knife Lake without electricity or a phone for 56 years.

Seating is first-come, first-serve, but the event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. Arco coffee will be provided.

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