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“Mary Gibbs was an amazing woman in step with the times,” said longtime Minnesota folk singer Charlie Maguire. He began researching Gibbs in 1990 when the state commissioned him to write songs about state parks for the 100th birthday of Itasca in 1991. He’s since combed through her 1903 letters and tracked down her descendants in Canada.
Listen to Charlie talk about finding legendary photographer Robert Capa's lost story about an Iowa family on the international street photographer's podcast "Hit the Streets" #145 with Valerie Jardin.
Read Charlie's article about Mary Gibbs, including the song's lyrics, in the current issue of Hennepin History and buy the album today.