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Blue Ribbon: A Social and Pictorial History of the Mn State Fair
Blue Ribbon
A Social and Pictorial History of the Mn State Fair
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512529
Covers everything from prize animals to fair architecture to speeches to Pronto Pups.
Greed, Rage, and Love Gone Wrong: Murder in Minnesota
Greed, Rage, and Love Gone Wrong
Murder in Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816643377
The seamy side of life in Minnesota is revealed in an account of ten murders that profoundly affected the state, including the O'Kasick brothers' killing spree during the 1950s, the Congdon mansion murders, and a series of random killings that terrorized northeast Minnesota in 1998.

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: Toward the Summit
F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota
Toward the Summit
Paperback      ISBN: 087839107x
Minnesota's Irish
Minnesota's Irish
Hardcover      ISBN: 0942934075
Only in Minnesota
Only in Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 0896585344
Only in Minnesota is a pictorial tribute to all that makes the state unique. Combining the natural, historical, and cultural facets of life in Minnesota, it showcases the people and what they do for fun (the Uptown Art Fair, ice fishing), where they live (from the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Rochester to smaller towns and rural regions in between), their favorite places (Mille Lacs, Split Rock Lighthouse), and more. More than 160 dazzling, four-color photographs, showing a variety of subjects--from farms and churches to tourist destinations and state parks; from nature scenes to city festivals and cultural events--are the focus of Only in Minnesota. These photographs are accented by lively captions and fun facts. The result is a homage to the Gopher state from a local author and photographer whose love for Minnesota comes through on every page. Roxanne Kjarum is a freelance photographer who shoots advertising for money and the natural world for love. Her first published work was in Sierra Club magazine in 1988; since then her photography has appeared in numerous publications, including MPLS.ST.PAUL Magazine, Lake Superior Magazine, and Metropolitan Home.
How to Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide
How to Talk Minnesotan
A Visitor's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0140092846
A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota
A Guide to the Architecture of Minnesota
Hardcover      ISBN: 0816607737
Glensheen's Daughter: The Marjorie Congdon Story
Glensheen's Daughter
The Marjorie Congdon Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1893088340
Elisabeth Congdon, an heiress beloved in her community, is found smothered in her bed. Her night nurse has been bludgeoned to death with a candlestick. Evidence points to Roger Caldwell and her adopted daughter Marjorie. This is the inside story of Marjorie Caldwell and the stream of mysterious arsons and murders that have followed in her wake.
Blue Star: The Story of Corabelle Fellows Teacher at Dakota Missions, 1884-1888
Blue Star
The Story of Corabelle Fellows Teacher at Dakota Missions, 1884-1888
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512456
In 1884, young Corabelle Fellows, well-educated and gently bred, overcame her parents' objections and left her upper-calss home in Washington D.C. to become a church-sponsored teacher among the Indian people of Dakota Territory. For the next several years, she taught English, art, and domestic science on Rosebud, Pine Ridge, and Cheyenne River reservations. In return for her friendship, the students affectionately gave her the name Blue Star. A keen observer, especially of Indian Women's and Children's lives, she learned much about their family traditions. Her teaching career ended in 1888 when she married Samuel Campbell, A Dakota mixed-blood. Fifty years later, Corabelle recalled her experiences in Dakota land for Kunigunde Duncan, who turned them into this book, first published in 1938. Her story, with its personal perspective on the Indians struggles to keep their religion, lands, language, and way of life, will both intrigue and enthrall readers.
Progressive Design in the Midwest: The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Progressive Design in the Midwest
The Purcell-Cutts House and the Prairie School Collection at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Paperback      ISBN: 0816638470