A Popular History of Minnesota by Norman K. Risjord

By Norman K. Risjord

What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in universal? Minnesota, in fact! In a favored historical past of Minnesota, historian Norman okay. Risjord bargains a grand journey of the state's notable heritage. This hugely readable quantity info every thing from the glacial formation of the land to the arriving of the Dakota and the Ojibwe humans, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern reason through the Civil battle to the foremost avid gamers in reform politics who helped sculpt the identification the kingdom keeps today.

A renowned background of Minnesota highlights the ancient value of Minnesota's traditional resources—the bountiful north woods, the valuable iron levels, the striking Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill urban was once outfitted. It info the strong marks left at the kingdom via such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founding father of the nationwide Grange circulate, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, reduction to homemakers all over. full of life part journeys define noteworthy topics, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating woodland fires of the Eighteen Nineties and Nineteen Twenties, from the increase of the Mayo health center to the upkeep of the Boundary Waters Canoe quarter desolate tract. convenient tourists' courses spotlight historical locations for readers who get pleasure from seeing the place historical past happened.

Fast-paced and informative, with beneficiant illustrations, a favored background of Minnesota is a must-read for novices and validated Minnesotans alike.

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