By Norman K. Risjord

What do Paul Bunyan, Charles Lindbergh, and Jesse Ventura have in universal? Minnesota, after all! In a favored background 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 arriving of the Dakota and the Ojibwe humans, from Minnesota's contributions to the Northern reason in the course of the Civil battle to the foremost avid gamers in reform politics who helped sculpt the id the kingdom keeps today.

A well known heritage 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 kingdom by way of 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 the place. vigorous facet journeys define noteworthy topics, from the Kensington runestone to the devastating woodland fires of the Nineties and Twenties, from the increase of the Mayo health center to the renovation of the Boundary Waters Canoe zone desert. convenient tourists' courses spotlight historical locations for readers who get pleasure from seeing the place heritage happened.

Fast-paced and informative, with beneficiant illustrations, a favored heritage of Minnesota is a must-read for rookies and verified Minnesotans alike.

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