A Popular History of Minnesota by Norman K. Risjord PDF

By Norman K. Risjord

ISBN-10: 0873515315

ISBN-13: 9780873515313

ISBN-10: 0873515323

ISBN-13: 9780873515320

What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in universal? Minnesota, after all! In a favored background of Minnesota, historian Norman okay. Risjord bargains a grand travel of the state's notable background. This hugely readable quantity information every little thing from the glacial formation of the land to the coming of the Dakota and the Ojibwe humans, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern reason through the Civil conflict to the foremost avid gamers in reform politics who helped sculpt the id the nation keeps today.

A renowned historical past of Minnesota highlights the ancient importance of Minnesota's typical resources—the bountiful north woods, the precious iron levels, the extraordinary Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill urban used to be outfitted. It information the strong marks left at the country by means of such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founding father of the nationwide Grange move, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, relief to homemakers all over. vigorous part journeys define noteworthy matters, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating wooded area fires of the Nineties and Twenties, from the increase of the Mayo hospital to the protection of the Boundary Waters Canoe region wasteland. convenient tourists' publications spotlight historical locations for readers who get pleasure from seeing the place historical past happened.

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

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