U.s. Local History - Missouri
Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past
Bring Warm Clothes
Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past
by Meier
Paperback      ISBN: 0932272061
The Falls of st Anthony: The Waterfall That Built Minneapolis
The Falls of st Anthony
The Waterfall That Built Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512057
The Mississippi's major waterfall played an important role in the development of lumbering, flour milling, and hydroelectric power in Minneapolis. The revised edition contains more than 50 photographs and a new epilogue by the author describing the commercial development along the waterfront since the 1960s.
Minnesota in a Century of Change: The State and Its People Since 1900
Minnesota in a Century of Change
The State and Its People Since 1900
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512383
As the 20th century nears its close, 17 essayists look back over a hundred years of dramatic change in Minnesota. Drawing upon their expertise in such fields as historical geography, social history, and American studies, these writers create a multifaceted view of the ways in which Minnesotans have reshaped their state. Included in the book is Marjorie Bingham's essay devoted entirely to Minnesota women of the 20th century and their active role working for the right to vote, equal education, equal working opportunities and pay, and involvement in politics and religion.
Land of the Burnt Thigh
Land of the Burnt Thigh
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511999
A fascinating memoir of homesteading in South Dakota in the early twentieth century.
Stillwater: Minnesota's Birthplace
Stillwater
Minnesota's Birthplace
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933817
American Daughter
American Daughter
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512014
Black North Dakotans were indeed something of a rarity in 1914, when young Erabelle Thompson and her family moved to a farm near the small community of Driscoll. In fact, when the Thompsons traveled thrity miles to join two other black families for Christmas dinner, "there were fifteen of us, four percent of the state's entire Negro population." In this lively autobiography, Thompson describes the experiences of her North Dakota girlhood: busting broncos with her brothers; making friends with Norwegian and German neighbors; meeting Governor Lynn J. Frazier, for whom her father worked as a personal messenger; running footraces at picnics (and knowing that people were betting on her to win); selling used furniture in Mandan; working her way through college in Grand Forks; and facing prejudice without the support of a large black community. She also discusses the impact of her North Dakota background on her later adventures in St. Paul and Chicago.
The Devil Knows How to Ride: The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders
The Devil Knows How to Ride
The True Story of William Clarke Quantrill and His Confederate Raiders
Paperback      ISBN: 030680865x
"Brilliantly weaving together eyewitness accounts, letters, memories, newspaper articles, and military reports into a riveting narrative, this definitive biography reveals the personality of William Cl"

Dust Bowl Diary
Dust Bowl Diary
Paperback      ISBN: 0803279132
The author recounts her experiences growing up in North Dakota from 1928 to 1937 the years of the Dust bowl and Depression