Minnesota Towns and Counties
Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka
Hardcover ISBN: 0989262758
Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka is a beautiful 240-page coffee-table book by award-winning author and photographer Karen Melvin and by writer Melinda Nelson. If you’ve ever sailed, boated or paddled past a vintage boathouse on Lake Minnetonka and wished its rustic wooden walls could talk, you’ll love this beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched volume about Minnesota’s famed lake. Never before has a book so carefully documented the interior views and history of Lake Minnetonka’s boathouses, and with over 400 stunning pictures, you will feel like you are ?up north at the lake.
Gem Of The Freshwater Sea
Paperback ISBN: 1591930545
Duluth is a unique, welcoming city. Its character has been defined by its role in the great water highway beginning with the Headwaters of the Lakes, Lake Superior. This book celebrates its present-day form and the history that made it what it is.
Paperback ISBN: 0738518913
Duluth, Minnesota, "The Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas," is located on the shores of Lake Superior. Once a center for shipping, lumber, mining, steel, railroads, grain, and one of the nation's largest ports, it housed some of the wealthiest people in the country. During the 1880s, the New York newspapers believed that within 20 years it would be larger than Chicago. Due to all of this wealth, the city grew at a remarkable rate, yet it also suffered through several recessions that almost destroyed it. With many handsome houses and remarkable buildings, Duluth's architectural heritage is among the strongest in North America. At the turn of the 20th century, it boasted more park land and green space, per capita, than any other American city, and offered residents a lifestyle that was incomparable.