It Happened in Minnesota

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True Tales from Minnesota’s History From the Milford Mine tragedy to the creation of SPAM, It Happened in Minnesota gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the North Star State. Live through the blinding, deadly blizzard of 1873. Meet J. R. Watkins, the former cure-all potion peddler who founded a company that eventually pushed more than two hundred legitimate products. And learn why New Yorkers packed their bags for Minnesota City—the grass was definitely greener over ...

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Overview

True Tales from Minnesota’s History From the Milford Mine tragedy to the creation of SPAM, It Happened in Minnesota gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of the North Star State. Live through the blinding, deadly blizzard of 1873. Meet J. R. Watkins, the former cure-all potion peddler who founded a company that eventually pushed more than two hundred legitimate products. And learn why New Yorkers packed their bags for Minnesota City—the grass was definitely greener over there!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762743322
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 631,641
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Darrell Ehrlick is the editor of the Winona Daily News in Minnesota. He was born in Billings, Montana and attended graduate school at Emory University and Bennington College. He is an avid reader and baseball fan. He and his wife, Angie, keep an eye on Minnesota, from their home right across the Mississippi River in Trempealeau, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

(1) Foreword (2) Hennepin's Wild Adventures, 1680 (3) Pike's Forgotten Discovery, 1806 (4) Pipestone, 1831 (5) Instant City: Just Add Residents, 1852 (6) Robbing St. Peter to Pay St. Paul, 1857 (7) Dakota Sioux War, 1862 (8) Hangmen: The Largest Execution in U.S. History, 1862 (9) Just What the Doctor Ordered: The Founding of the Mayo Clinic, 1865 (10) Good Medicine: Watkins at Your Front Door, 1868 (11) Frozen Stiff: The Minnesota Blizzard, 1873 (12) The Wild, Wild West of Minnesota, 1876 (13) The End of an Era: Minnesota is Settled, 1878 (14) Burning Down the House: The State Capitol Burns, 1881 (15) Virginia, Minnesota: The Town So Nice it Burned Twice, 1893 and 1900 (16) Two Trains to Salvation, 1894 (17) History Set in Stone: The Discovery of the Kensington Rune Stone, 1898 (18) Black Mass, 1915 (19) Walking On Water: Water Skiing is Invented, 1922 (20) The Birth of Betty Crocker, 1924 (21) Out of this World: The Milky Way in Minnesota, 1924 (22) The Milford Mine Tragedy, 1924 (23) Minnesota's Oldest Residents, 1931 (24) SPAMtastic: The Birth of SPAM, 1936 (25) The Armistice Day Blizzard, 1940 (26) The Night that Music Lived, 1959 (27) It's a Hit: Homer Hankies, 1987 (28) The Ninth Wonder of the World, 1992 (29) The Ragin' Red: The Flood of East Grand Forks, 1997 (30) The Body Becomes The Governor, 1998 (31) The Death of the American Conscience: Paul Wellstone Passing, 2002 (32) The Spirit that Wouldn't Die: Grain Belt Beer, 2003 (33) Minnesota Potpourri (34) Bibliography (35) About the Author

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