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By Norman K. Risjord

What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in universal? Minnesota, in fact! In a favored heritage of Minnesota, historian Norman ok. Risjord deals a grand journey of the state's extraordinary heritage. 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 throughout the Civil warfare to the foremost gamers in reform politics who helped sculpt the id the nation keeps today.

A well known background of Minnesota highlights the ancient value of Minnesota's common resources—the bountiful north woods, the precious iron levels, the awesome Mississippi waterfall on which the Mill urban used to be outfitted. It information the robust marks left at the country by way of such luminous figures as Oliver H. Kelley, founding father of the nationwide Grange circulation, Hubert H. Humphrey, champion of civil rights, and Betty Crocker, reduction to homemakers in all places. energetic aspect journeys define noteworthy matters, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating wooded area fires of the Nineties and Nineteen Twenties, from the increase of the Mayo health center to the upkeep of the Boundary Waters Canoe quarter wasteland. convenient tourists' publications spotlight old locations for readers who take pleasure in seeing the place heritage happened.

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

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