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Merrill brewery hosts book signing event for local authorSubmitted: 04/07/2019
Dan Hagen
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Merrill brewery hosts book signing event for local author
MERRILL - A new author signed books at the Sawmill Brewery in Merrill Sunday. Local author Veronica Hinke wrote 'The Last Night on the Titanic: Unsinkable Drinking, Dining and Style'.

The book is about the music and flowers of the Titanic, but focuses on the food. She looked at letters from people aboard the Titanic, describing the food they were eating.

"We had looked menus that had been tucked away - passengers and crews alike," said Hinke at the Sawmill Brewery.


The book also featured a Northern Wisconsin man named Dan Coxon. He was known as 'Popcorn Dan' because he operated a popcorn and peanut wagon in Merrill. Hinke said one piece of Wisconsin was found in the Titanic wreckage - a money bill with "Merrill" written on it.

It took Hinke two years of research and writing before publishing the book.


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