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journeyofanitaliancook.blogspotA few weeks ago, I was the grateful recipient of Historical Photos of Minnesota Yes, this is a food blog but nourishment comes from all over and as a non-TV watcher books sing to me. As a writer, books claim my heart. And as a playwright, historical photos evoke a time and place instantaneously.
The delight for me in the book is that so many photos can be searched for in the state and found. Minnesota has not erased all its history with "new." Minnesota's "Grand Get-together" (the State Fair), Duluth's aerial bridge, the lock and dams on the Mississippi River, Minnehaha Falls (immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1855), the State Capital, its rich array of colleges and universities, the beautiful lake destinations and so much more all remain. The captions are wonderfully concise, dated as accurately as possible and are set to show the evolution of Minnesota from a fur trade stop to the thriving state it is today. Historic Photos of Minnesota reminds me of the richness of its cities, towns, lakes, forests, rivers and valleys that lay just outside my door.