Listen to the Weekly Radio Readings by Sheila Winstead, RCHS Board Member
Recorded March 2019
The month of March 2019 Shiela Winstead tells the story of Earl Chapin’s interview with Dr. Laurence Parker and many of his acquaintances in Roseau County to create a story about Dr. Parker which was included in Hazel Wahlberg’s book, “Remembrances”, in about 1980.
Dr. Laurence Parker, the great physiognomist of London, England, stood at the end of the rutted street and cursed the stars. Dr. Parker did not curse the constellation under which he was born, nor all the stars of heaven. His gaze was on the Big Dipper which hung like a great saucepan over the palpitating green flame of the aurora. It told him that he was about as far north as he could get and still be in the United States. And that, with winter coming on, Parker told himself emphatically, was a hell of a note. Parker could catch the odor of the dying forest which encroached on every side of the frontier village of Roseau, Minnesota.
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