Minnesota - Local History
Legendary Locals of Pine City, Minnesota
Legendary Locals of Pine City, Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1467101192
The Little Brown Jug: The Michigan-Minnesota Football Rivalry
The Little Brown Jug
The Michigan-Minnesota Football Rivalry
Paperback      ISBN: 1467112739
When the Michigan Wolverines arrived in Minneapolis to battle the Minnesota Gophers in 1903, a simple 30¢, five-gallon Red Wing stoneware water jug began football's first rivalry trophy game. The "Little Brown Jug" has been the subject of conspiracy theories, theft, national championships, and most of all pride, with each game's victor prominently displaying the jug on its campus--until it is fought for again.
Long Prairie
Long Prairie
Paperback      ISBN: 1467129038
The area known today as Long Prairie was once the battleground of the Sioux and Chippewa Native American tribes. With the arrival of the US government-established Winnebago Agency in 1845, Long Prairie became the first white settlement in what became Todd County. Approximately 700 Winnebagos and 150 buildings were located here. Since those days, town roads have been cut from the sloping hillsides, straightened, and leveled. The river traffic succumbed to the power of the railroad. The addition of a stunning courthouse in 1883, overlooking the townsite, has greeted families and visitors for generations. The historic main street, lovingly built by the founding members, has given Long Prairie that comforting sense of place that only small towns seem to have. Long Prairie, home to generations of people, has seen many changes.
Lost Rochester, Minnesota
Lost Rochester, Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 1625858329
Rochester is synonymous with one of its most famous landmarks, the Mayo Clinic, but there’s so much more to the Med City. It began as a frontier town, struggling to make its mark in a sparsely populated wilderness. By the late nineteenth century, Rochester had expanded into a vibrant city, rich with business, educational and cultural opportunities. Rediscover the Dubuque Trail and the beautiful summer lake retreats, along with the Cook Hotel, the Central Fire Station and more. Author Amy Jo Hahn uncovers the lost beginnings of Rochester and brings the stories of this unique place to life.
Lyn-Lake
Lyn-Lake
Paperback      ISBN: 0738583316
The Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis, centered around the intersection of Lyndale Avenue and West Lake Street, is one of the city's most distinctive neighborhoods. The core commercial district is one of the oldest in South Minneapolis, thanks in part to its strategic location along several early streetcar lines. A rail line along Twenty-ninth Street, now the Midtown Greenway, brought an industrial element to the neighborhood and provided additional jobs for the thousands of residents who lived in the surrounding houses and apartment buildings. As the neighborhood evolved, it took on a distinctive bohemian bent and filled with a diverse mix of artists, musicians, and writers living side by side with blue-collar industrial workers, along with those who worked at professional office jobs downtown. Lyn-Lake retains its unique flavor today, characterized by its blend of both the historical and the cutting edge.
Minneapolis - St. Paul: A Photo Tour of the Twin Cities
Minneapolis - St. Paul
A Photo Tour of the Twin Cities
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1591935520
This picture tour of nearly 100 of the most popular attractions and events in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, features full-color photographs and fascinating facts, making it a perfect souvenir and a great gift.
Minneapolis and St. Paul
Minneapolis and St. Paul
Hardcover      ISBN: 1551109484
Catch a performance of the Minnesota Orchestra, play beach volleyball on the shores of Lake Calhoun, or wander the shops of Grand Avenue. The attractions of the Twin Cities rival those of any world center. And did you know that the metropolis boasts more theatres per capita than any American City other than New York? Whether you are drawn to the university life or St. Paul's status as the state capital, these cities have a wealth of sights and activities. From the sumptuous offerings of Taste of Minnesota each July to the ice palaces of the St. Paul Winter Carnival, each season holds new surprises. About the America series: As expansive as America itself, this outstanding series captures outstanding views of panoramic landscapes, brilliant city skylines, and picturesque communities. Each volume focuses on a city or state and features 96 pages and 70 stunning images by internationally renowned photographers, plus descriptive captions.
Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City
Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century
The Growth of an American City
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0873517253
Flavored with contemporary newspaper quotations and illustrated with period images, this political history inspires greater understanding of a preeminent American city.
Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century: The Growth of an American City
Minneapolis in the Twentieth Century
The Growth of an American City
Paperback      ISBN: 1681340712
Today, Minneapolis is considered one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. However, like most cities, Minneapolis has its own checkered history. Iric Nathanson shines a light in dark corners of the city's past, exploring corruption that existed between the police department and city hall, brutal suppression of Depression-era unions, and reports on anti-Semitism at midcentury. Still other subjects that on the surface seem disparaging offer the city's residents an opportunity to shine. Community leaders make a difference during the "long, hot summer" of 1967, when racial violence exploded across the country. Concerned neighbors guide transportation policy from more and bigger highways to forward-looking light rail transit. A forgotten riverfront is transformed into a magnet for people wishing to live and play at the site of the city's earliest successes. Nathanson skillfully tells these stories and more, always with an eye toward how noteworthy characters, plotlines, and scenes helped create the Minneapolis we know today.
Minneapolis Madams: The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
Minneapolis Madams
The Lost History of Prostitution on the Riverfront
Paperback      ISBN: 0816665249
Minneapolis Madams is the surprising and riveting account of the Minneapolis red-light district and the powerful madams who ran it. Penny Petersen brings to life this nearly forgotten chapter of Minneapolis history, tracing the story of how these “houses of ill fame