What Do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, And Jesse Ventura Have In Common Minnesota, Of Course In A Popular History Of Minnesota, Historian Norman K Risjord Offers A Grand Tour Of The State S Remarkable History, Taking Readers Through The Centuries And Into The Lives Of Those Colorful Characters Who Populate Minnesota S Past This Highly Readable Volume Details Everything From The Glacial Formation Of The Land To The Arrival Of The Dakota And The Ojibwe People, From Minnesota S Contributions To The Northern Cause During The Civil War To The Key Players In Reform Politics Who Helped Sculpt The Identity Of The State Today A Popular History Of Minnesota Highlights The Historical Significance Of Minnesota S Natural Resources The Bountiful North Woods, The Treasured Iron Ranges, The Impressive Mississippi Waterfall On Which The Mill City Was Built It Details The Powerful Marks Left On The State By Such Luminous Figures As Oliver H Kelley, Founder Of The National Grange Movement, Hubert H Humphrey, Champion Of Civil Rights, And Betty Crocker, Aid To Homemakers Everywhere Lively Sidebars Outline Noteworthy Subjects, From The Kensington Runestone To The Devastating Forest Fires Of The 1890s And 1910s, From The Rise Of The Mayo Clinic To The Preservation Of The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Handy Traveler S Guides Highlight Historic Destinations For Readers Who Enjoy Seeing Where History Happened Fast Paced And Informative, With Generous Illustrations, A Popular History Of Minnesota Is A Must Read For Newcomers And Established Minnesotans Alike. Fun and informativeThis is a quick engaging overview of Minnesota history This is a fun read A real strength are the great resources for further exploration through additional books with frank critiques as well as specific sites to visit. Easy to read , brief summary of Minnesota s history with recommendations for in depth reading. It s a good, easy to read, fast look at the state s history Not in depth by any means, but if you re looking for a quick insight into Minnesota s history, this is a great start. Well written and very informative. Gave it three stars for the limited audience it will likely attract I came across it in a gift store in Bemidji, MN where I was attending a family reunion It has useful information for the children s historical novel I m writing set in northern Minnesota on the brink of the
This was a brief broad text about popular history Not a bad read but little depth or anything I haven t seen in other books. A very general overview of MN history Good for an introduction to the State s history Has a small excerpt on the Cloquet Fires. My mom gave this to me as a Christmas stocking stuffer when I first moved to MinnesotaI guess I should finally read it, now that it s two years later.Edit Pretty thin, but not uninteresting.
- 256 pages
- A Popular History of Minnesota
- Norman K. Risjord
- 08 March 2018 Norman K. Risjord