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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.
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.
The Guide to Minnesota Place Names: The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
The Guide to Minnesota Place Names
The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star State
Paperback      ISBN: 0873514246
A handy and entertaining pocket guide to the origins of place names of the North Star state.
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
Minnesota Impressionists
Minnesota Impressionists
Hardcover      ISBN: 0963933868
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Minnesota's Literary Visitors
Paperback      ISBN: 1880654016
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
The Architecture of Edwin Lundie
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513142
"The Architecture of Edwin Lundie has had a transformative effect on Minnesota architecture since its original publication in 1995. Many architects around the state have taken up Lundie's challenge of how to adapt traditional forms to today's needs. the book opened up new ways of thinking about 'regionalism' in Minnesota architecture, and for that, we are forever grateful." —Tom Fisher, Dean of College of Design, University of Minnesota

"Sm4to, 121pgs. Full bound white paper wraps with black titling on front cover and spine. Book is solid and interior is clean and bright, replete with color images and floor plans of Edwin Lundie's houses. Corner tips have a touch wear else in excellent condition.

Minnesota in the Mail: A Postcard History
Minnesota in the Mail
A Postcard History
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514815
"Arrived safely, will write more later." "Having a wonderful time, wish you were here." The briefest of messages, displayed for all the world to see, is scrawled across the back of a picture postcard of a placid lake or a small-town main street. Historic black-and-white images, gorgeous linen postcards, and contemporary chromes all tell stories of the state and its visitors over the decades. In Minnesota in the Mail, curator and postcard collector Bonnie G. Wilson highlights both the images and the curious stories behind them. Using 185 postcards selected from the extensive collection of the Minnesota Historical Society, she helps readers understand the needs and wants of postcard makers and senders, at the same time sharing historical details that go beyond the captions and messages. Grouped in four categories--towns, businesses, families, and vacations--are postcards showing resorts and main streets, the world?s largest ball of twine and a barber shop on a railroad train, oversized fiberglass sculptures and ads for flour, an Ojibwe family and a woman baking in her kitchen. Wilson's concise history of the postcard industry is a helpful overview for postcard enthusiasts and novices alike. For those interested in learning how to "read" a postcard--beyond the penned messages and preprinted captions--a postcard primer offers a starting point, while cards and captions throughout the book illustrate this practiced skill. Details about regional publishers, including brief business histories and signature elements, are gathered in an appendix that collectors will appreciate. For over a hundred years, postcards have been created to show off a place and the people in it. Minnesota in the Mail uses these exquisitely distilled depictions to display the images and identity of the state itself.
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.
When the Heavens Fell: The Youngers in Stillwater Prison
When the Heavens Fell
The Youngers in Stillwater Prison
Paperback      ISBN: 0878391800