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Chasing the North Wind Book Launch & Author Signing

Date: January 27, 2024

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Johnson Heritage Post

Event Description

Historic Cook County is pleased to announce the release of the new book titled Chasing the North Wind, a Memoir of One Woman’s Lifelong Love Affair Flying a Vintage 1941 Piper J-3 Cub Aircraft and Growing up in Minnesota’s Famed Arrowhead Region, by Kathryn Krotz-Finn, with Richard C. Struck, forward by Wolfgang Greiner, and edited by Rose Arrowsmith.

In the book, Krotz-Finn shares her own personal story of growing up as one of the daughters of Clarence Krotz, a WWII bomber pilot, who was largely responsible for introducing aviation to Cook County. She also provides insight into her experience as a female pilot during a time when it was unusual for women to fly planes.

A book launch event will be held on January 27, from 5 – 7 pm at the Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery in Grand Marais, MN (115 Wisconsin Street). Excerpts from the book will be read starting at 6pm, and Kathryn Krotz-Finn will be available to sign copies.

Chasing the North Wind was produced by Northern Wilds Media, Inc., with support from the Wolfgang Charitable Trust, and partnership with the Grand Marais State Bank, and Cook County Historical Society. All proceeds from the sale of the book support the Cook County Historical Society.

Copies of the book can be purchased in person during winter business hours at the Johnson Heritage Post (Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm), the Cook County History Museum (Friday – Saturday, 11am -3pm), or online at cookcountyhistory.org. They are also available at Drury Lane Bookstore in Grand Marais.

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Chasing the North Wind Book Launch & Author Signing


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