First of all, thanks for reading and responding to my story. It’s always a treat to connect with someone who has roots in Black River Falls! According to Wikipedia, Michael Lesy is still a a writer and professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. I think Wisconsin Death Trip is a fascinating look at how hard life was back in those days.
In case you are interested, here’s another story I wrote on Medium about Black River Falls:
“Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”medium.com