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When the Heavens Fell: The Youngers in Stillwater Prison
When the Heavens Fell
The Youngers in Stillwater Prison
Paperback      ISBN: 0878391800
Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
Ghostly Tales of Minnesota
Paperback      ISBN: 0934860793
Read this splendid collection of real-life stories about eerie happenings, unexplainable events and mysterious situations. The book is perfect for sharing around a campfire or up north at the cabin, and it's sure to hold any reader's interest.
Looking for the Summer
Looking for the Summer
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1559718382
The world-class photographer turns his lense on the North Woods, documenting the nature of this wild section of Minnesota, illuminating the wildlife, wildflowers, water, and open skies, bringing his interests in native American mythology and Zen Buddhism into the lovingly crafted shots.
Voyageur
Voyageur
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512138
The Voyageur is the authoritative account of a unique and colorful group of men whose exploits, songs, and customs comprise an enduring legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur traders, the voyageurs were experts at traversing the treacherous rapids and dangerous open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the regions bordering the Great Lakes and on to the Mackenzie and Columbia Rivers. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, explorers and fur traders relied on the voyageurs to open up the vast reaches of North America to settlement and trade. A noted scholar of the fur trade, Grace Lee Nute was a curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, a professor of history at Hamline University, and the author of The Voyageur's Highway.
Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Old Rail Fence Corners
Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511093
Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words—hardship and happiness on the frontier. These simple, direct accounts, collected at the beginning of the twentieth century, paint vivid pictures of life in Minnesota from the 1840s to the 1860s. A new introduction by Marjorie Kreidburg describes the life and times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor. Praise for Old Rail Fence Corners: "These personal anecdotes are the stuff of social history—the testimony of ordinary, everyday people, which, when pieced together, give us a picture of pioneer life." —Marilyn J. Lass, Minnesota Reviews
Pigskin Pride: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Pigskin Pride
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714877
Minnesotaís football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.
Batter Up: Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
Batter Up
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931714974
This book examines a century of Minnesota baseball, from the Twins and Gophers to the Duluth Dukes and St. Paul Saints. Photos, biographies and memories create a compelling read for any sports buff, with a foreword by Harmon Killebrew.
Minnesotas Boundary With Canada: Its Evolution Since 1783
Minnesotas Boundary With Canada
Its Evolution Since 1783
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511530
The boundary between the U.S. and Canada is far more than a line on a map or a demarcation on the ground. In a broad sense, it represents the aspirations, successes, frustrations, failures, and compromises of the two largest countries on the North American continent. Behind this unfortified boundary lie the negotiations, surveys, and intrigue leading to the final establishment of this international border that had its beginnings in the eighteenth century.
Icy Pleasures: Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Icy Pleasures
Minnesota Celebrates Winter
Hardcover      ISBN: 1890434019
The Days of Rondo
The Days of Rondo
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512561