Minnesota - Local History
Mark Rosen's Book of Minnesota Sports Lists
A Compilation of Bests, Worsts, and Head-scratchers from the Worlds of Baseball, Football, Basketball, Hockey, and More
Paperback ISBN: 0760345805
Beloved sportscaster Mark Rosen presents a handpicked collection of fascinating sports memories from a range of athletes, journalists, and other prominent Minnesota voices. The Minnesota sports universe is filled with star players, memorable moments (good and bad), and controversial decisions that have long sparked debate and discussion among fans. In Mark Rosen's Book of Minnesota Sports Lists, local broadcasting legend Mark Rosen and co-author Jim Bruton present their own expert opinions and poll the biggest names from Minnesota and beyond to resolve those debates and provide the ultimate rankings of every sports question that the Minnesota fan has had to ask. No aspect of sport in Minnesota is left unturned, and Rosen includes the good, the bad, and the ugly from all levels of play: professional, college, high school, amateur, and recreational. Spanning the gamut of statewide sports - mascots, uniforms, sportswriters, movies and TV, sporting sites, and more - Rosen and Bruton explore the greatest on-field accomplishments, the biggest front-office gaffes, the forgotten heroes, the blown calls, and the scandals. Drawing from timeless Minnesota sports figures that include coaching legends, top athletes, journalists, and prominent public figures, the more than 100 lists included in Mark Rosen's Book of Minnesota Sports Lists will fascinate, infuriate, and invigorate Minnesota sports fans of all ages and passions.
Off the Beaten Path Minnesota
A Guide to Unique Places
Paperback ISBN: 0762750464
Farmamerica, the End-o-line Railroad Park and Museum, the Ely Steam Bath, and the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge are just some of the quirky places pointed out in this guide to Minnesota.
Walking Twin Cities
34 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Lakeside Parks, Gangster Hideouts, Dive Bars, and Cultural Centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0899977200
Even though they’re often lumped together, the Twin Cities are two distinct cities with very different histories. Minneapolis is the Mill City, the City of Lakes, composed mostly of flat prairies. St. Paul is the Capital City, built on rolling hills and high river bluffs. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, history, or nature, there’s a walk in this book designed for your interests. We hope that it serves not only as a guidebook for (re)discovering the Twin Cities, but as a springboard for additional explorations. Walking Twin Cities contains 35 walks of varying levels of difficulty, built around the natural, architectural, and historical attractions of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The downtown areas of both cities are explored in depth, as well as many of the neighborhoods, scenic parks, and lakes that are scattered through the area.
Moon Handbooks Minnesota
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1612385192
Minnesotan Tricia Cornell brings years of traveling experience to the table in Moon Minnesota. Cornell spotlights a great list of travel strategies, such as "Best of Minnesota", "A Long Weekend in the Twin Cities", and "Wacky Minnesota". She covers the Twin Cities' thriving nightlife as well as the recaptured Victorian allure found in Duluth's historic B&Bs. Whether they're exploring the old European charm of St. Paul or enjoying the sophistication of Minneapolis, Moon Minnesota gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
The Scandalous Rise and Stunning Fall of a Minneapolis Masterpiece
Hardcover ISBN: 1517904161
The story of one of Minnesota’s most famous and most mourned buildings, set against the history of downtown Minneapolis When it opened in 1890, the twelve-story Northwestern Guaranty Loan Building was the tallest, largest, and most splendid commercial structure in Minneapolis—a mighty stone skyscraper built for the ages. How this grand Richardsonian Romanesque edifice, which later came to be called the Metropolitan Building, rose with the growth of Minneapolis only to fall in the throes of the city’s postwar renewal, is revealed in Metropolitan Dreams in all its scandalous intrigue. It is a tale of urban growing pains and architectural ghosts and of colorful, sometimes criminal characters amid the grandeur and squalor of building and rebuilding a city’s skyline. Against the thrumming backdrop of turn-of-the-century Minneapolis, architectural critic and historian Larry Millett recreates the impressive rise of the massive office building, its walls of green New Hampshire granite and red Lake Superior sandstone surrounding its true architectural wonder, a dazzling twelve-story iron and glass light court. The drama, however, was far from confined to the building itself. A consummate storyteller, Millett summons the frenetic atmosphere in Gilded Age Minneapolis that encouraged the likes of Northwestern Guaranty’s founder, real estate speculator Louis Menage, whose shady deals financed this Minneapolis masterpiece—and then forced him to flee both prosecution and the country a mere three years later. Dubious as its financial beginnings might have been, the economic circumstances of the Metropolitan’s demise were at least as questionable. Anchoring Minneapolis’s historic Gateway District in its heyday, the building’s fortunes shifted with the city’s demographics and finally it fell victim to the fervor of one of the largest downtown urban renewal projects ever undertaken in the United States. Though the long and furious battle to save the Metropolitan ultimately failed in 1962, its ghost persists in the passion for historic preservation stirred by its demise—and in Metropolitan Dreams, whose photographs, architectural drawings, and absorbing narrative bring the building and its story to vibrant, enduring life.
Twin Cities Then and Now
Paperback ISBN: 0873513274
"Because of their relative stability, streets offer an incomparable framework for looking at the urban past and comparing it to the present," writes Millett in his introduction to Twin Cities Then and Now, which consists of seventy-two historic street scenes matched with new photographs taken from the same locations. Accompanying each scene is an informative essay that examines the often astonishing changes wrought by time and circumstance. The historic photographs, some published here for the first time, include views taken from as long ago as the 1880s and as recently as the late 1950s. Jerry Mathiason's elegant new black-and-white photographs complement these historic images and provide superb visual comparisons between then and now, while Millett's lively text puts each scene into clear focus. Twin Cities Then and Now also includes four specially prepared maps along with detailed informational graphics that identify hundreds of significant buildings and places visible in the photographs. Twin Cities Then and Now is an engaging, startling, and at times heartbreaking look at the dramatic march of progress in Minneapolis and St. Paul. For, as Millett also writes in his introduction, "to observe a city over time is to see, for better or worse, the remorseless power of change."
Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening
What to Do Each Month to Have a Beautiful Garden All Year
Paperback ISBN: 1591865778
Our acclaimed Month-by-Month Gardening series gets a fresh update for gardeners located in Minnesota and Wisconsin. For over a decade, do-it-yourself gardeners in the Midwestern United States have turned to the expert advice of Melinda Myers. Her unrivaled local gardening mastery has helped transform our Month-by-Month Gardening series into the definitive when-to and how-to resource for gardeners in regions across the country. Now, with a redesigned and easier-to-use format, fully updated information, and additional photography, this new edition of Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening is packed with all the knowledge the Minnesota/Wisconsin gardener or home landscaper needs to be successful. Inside, you’ll find all the specifics on growing annual and perennial flowers, bulbs, grasses (both lawn and ornamental), groundcovers, shrubs, trees, and vines throughout the year. Even during our infamously cold and barren winter months, Myers will have you planning for and improving upon the next growing season. In the spring and summer, you’ll be well equipped to cultivate the most beautiful flowers, the lushest lawns, and the sturdiest trees. From planting, watering, and fertilizing to routine maintenance and problem solving, Minnesota & Wisconsin Month-by-Month Gardening educates gardeners of all skill levels on the best practices for satisfying, rewarding results. And best of all, you’ll be reaping the benefits all year round.
St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in the Twentieth Century
Paperback ISBN: 0292787448
> "This is to date the most comprehensively narrated and researched work on Mexicans in the Midwest.... It clearly supersedes [past published works] and is also of higher quality, I think, than most other works published in the field of Chicano studies in recent times." > > Juan Gómez-Quiñones, Professor of History, UCLA Mexican communities in the Midwestern United States have a history that extends back to the turn of the twentieth century, when a demand for workers in several mass industries brought Mexican agricultural laborers to jobs and homes in the cities. This book offers a comprehensive social, labor, and cultural history of these workers and their descendants, using the Mexican barrio of "San Pablo" (St. Paul) Minnesota as a window on the region. Through extensive archival research and numerous interviews, Dennis Valdés explores how Mexicans created ethnic spaces in Midwestern cities and how their lives and communities have changed over the course of the twentieth century. He examines the process of community building before World War II, the assimilation of Mexicans into the industrial working class after the war, the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and more recent changes resulting from industrial restructuring and unprecedented migration and population growth. Throughout, Valdés pays particular attention to Midwestern Mexicans' experiences of inequality and struggles against domination and compares them to Mexicans' experiences in other regions of the U.S.
Black White Blue
The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett
Hardcover ISBN: 0873518705
A white police officer is assassinated in a troubled St. Paul neighborhood. Thirty-six years later, two African American grandfathers are convicted in controversial trials that force a city to relive its contentious past.