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Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer

By: Delorme Mapping Company

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group / DeLorme:

Edition: 7

Seller ID: 333338


Minnesota Atlas & Gazetteer is designed for travelers who want topographic map detail for outdoor recreation, sales and transportation and everyday travel. Contains back roads, recreation sites, hiking trails, campgrounds, golf courses, scenic drives, a guide to state and national park historic sites/museums, fishing, and ski areas. Includes a comprehensive index. View more info

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History of Minnesota, Volume 1: to 1858

By: Folwell, William W.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 514874


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MAP: Map Group for Minnesota

By: N/A

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: PN47


Includes maps [S 17], [S 34] and [S 54] All 3 maps View more info

MAP: Minnesota: 1873/74

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S17


Reprinted from an 1873/74 Asher and Adams lithograph, this map shows the state in nice detail, identifying county boundaries, towns, rivers and their forks, and railways. View more info

MAP: Minnesota: 1880/81

By: N/A

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S34


This map from our Centennial collection is useful for locating the many small towns and settlements throughout the state. Railroads and a multitude of lakes are also identified. View more info

MAP: Minnesota: 1902

By: N/A

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Reproduction map of original:

Seller ID: S54


This detailed state map issued by the Matthews-Northrup Company, with its distinctive "piano key" border, first appeared in the Century Atlas. Identifies counties, township and range numbers, county seats, villages, and transportation systems at the beginning of the 20th century. Includes insets of the Minneapolis-St. Paul, Duluth, and Cook County areas. View more info

Minnesota in the Civil War

By: N/A

Price: $19.95

Publisher: MNH:

Seller ID: 515641


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Irish in Minnesota

By: Ann Regan; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

Seller ID: 51419X


Irish immigrants to Minnesota performed two surprising feats. Generally thought in the United States to be unsuccessful as farmers, they built some of the country's most successful and enduring Irish farming communities. And in St. Paul, where they were outnumbered by Germans immigrants, they nonetheless left a lasting legacy, so that today most Minnesotans think of St. Paul as an Irish town. As farmers and laborers, policemen and politicians, maids and seamstresses, the... View more info

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Swedes in Minnesota

By: Anne Gillespie Lewis; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2004

Seller ID: 514785


No ethnic group is so identified with a single state as the Swedes are with Minnesota. From before statehood, Swedish immigrants flooded into the small frontier towns of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Encouraged by agents who promised inexpensive and fertile farmland, they came by the thousands. By the turn of the twentieth century, over 126,000 Swedes lived in Minnesota-and their impact on everything in the state continues to today. In this concise history of Swedes in Minne... View more info

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Harvest of Grief

By: Annette Atkins

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 514793


Grasshopper Plagues and Public Assistance in Minnesota, 1873-78Atkins eloquently portrays the extreme hardships of Minnesota farmers during the grasshopper plagues of the 1870s. She examines local, state, and national relief efforts, which she reviews in the context of nineteenth-century social welfare philosophy.About AuthorANNETTE ATKINS is the author of We Grew Up Together: Brothers and Sisters in Nineteenth-Century America. She is professor of ... View more info

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Minnesota History Along the Highways: A Guide to Historic Markers and Sites

By: Compiled by Sarah P. Rubinstein

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 514564


This handy travel guide presents the locations and texts of 254 historic markers, 60 geological markers, and 29 historic monuments in all corners of the state and is the perfect traveling companion for your next road trip.For more than 125 years Minnesotans have been marking the places where significant historic events occurred. This travel guide presents the locations and texts of 254 historic markers, 60 geologic markers, and 29 historic monuments in all corners of... View more info

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African Americans in Minnesota

By: David Vassar Taylor; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

Seller ID: 514203


While making up a smaller percentage of Minnesota's population compared to national averages, African Americans have had a profound influence on the history and culture of the state from its earliest days to the present. In African Americans in Minnesota, author David Vassar Taylor chronicles the rich history of Blacks in the state through careful analysis of census and housing records, newspaper records, and first-person accounts. He recounts their triumphs and struggle... View more info

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Outbreak and Massacre by the Dakota Indians in Minnesota in 1862: Marion P. Satterlee’s Minute Account of the Outbreak, with Exact Locations, Names of All Victims, Prisoners at Camp Release, Refugees at Fort Ridgely, etc. Complete List of Indians killed in battle and those hung, and those pardoned at Rock Island, Iowa

By: Don Heinrich Tolzmann

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1896


Much has been written about the 1862 Sioux Uprising, or Dakota Conflict, in Minnesota, as its impact was dramatic. An immediate result was the flight of nearly 40,000 people from their homes, and an est. 1000 deaths. For many years the value of this work has been recognized by the descendants of those who perished during the conflict. It will aid descendents attempting to identify their ancestors, and also help locate the sites where family members lost their lives. Not ... View more info

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North Star State: A Minnesota History Reader

By: Edited by Anne Aby, foreword by Paul Gruchow

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 514440


An engaging history of Minnesota, told in compelling essays by the state's finest historians and writers.Two hundred years of Minnesota history spring to life in this lively and captivating collection of essays. The North Star State encompasses the wide range of Minnesota's unique past--from the Civil War to the World Wars, from frontier life to the age of technological innovation, from Dakota and Ojibwe history to the story of St. Paul's black sleeping-car porters, ... View more info

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Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers

By: edited by Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1976

Seller ID: 511093


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 decribes the life an times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor.Reviews"These personal anecdot... View more info

Minnesota Pioneer Sketches: From the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident

By: Frank G. O’Brien

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: O0735


An excellent history of the state from the perspective on one of its pioneers. View more info

Floral Home: or, First Years of Minnesota Early Sketches, Later Settlements, and Further Development

By: Harriet E. Bishop

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B2165


This work chronicles the remarkable experiences of a young teacher, Harriet Bishop, who witnessed the earliest settlement in the territory known as Minnesota. Her work is interesting because it was published in 1857. Minnesota was not granted statehood until 1858. Written in a narrative format, this work includes portraits of prominent people, illustrations of vast expansive landscapes, poetry and a new fullname index. Bishop discusses issues from the perspective of an o... View more info

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Norwegians in Minnesota

By: Jon Gjerde and Carlton C. Qualey; foreword by Bill Holm.

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2002

Seller ID: 514211


The images of the Vikings professional football team, the stereotype of the "Norwegian bachelor farmer," and even Minnesotan's speech patterns proclaim the Norwegian heritage of Minnesota. But the Norwegian settlers have contributed much more to the state, as authors Carlton C. Qualey and Jon A. Gjerde make clear. The Norwegians, who first arrived in territorial days, created lasting farming settlements, especially in the Red River Valley. Their Lutheran churches... View more info

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Pocket Guide to Minnesota Place Names

By: Michael Fedo

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 514246


The Stories Behind 1,200 Places in the North Star StateA handy and entertaining pocket guide to the origins of place names of the North Star state.Within our state's borders you'll find such exotic place names as Amor and Darling, Fertile and Conception, Comfort and Happyland, Looneyville and Nimrod, Flour Lake and the Diarrhoea River, Great Scott and Eureka, Home and Nowhere, Moonshine and Whiskey Creek, Stringtown and Pig's Eye, Snowball and North Pole, Embarra... View more info

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A Guide To Family History Resources at the Minnesota Historical Society

By: Minnesota Historical Society Reference Staff.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: c2004

Seller ID: 514696


An indispensable and practical guide to the many genealogical resources at the Minnesota Historical Society, the state's premier archives of public and private records.The Minnesota Historical Society has one of the richest collections of family and local history in the nation and is a valuable resource for the family historian. But that wealth of resources can also be overwhelming for the first-time visitor. This new work, compiled by the experienced and talented st... View more info