Six Feet Under: A Graveyard Guide to Minnesota

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"This handy guide locates the final resting places and tells the stories of more than 375 notable Minnesotans. Author Stew Thornley traveled throughout Minnesota in pursuit of the historical fact, the little-known tale, the striking monument, and the truth behind the colorful exaggeration. Visiting cemeteries from every era and every region, Thornley recounts the histories of the famous, infamous, and just plain interesting Minnesotans who lie at rest in the state." Including a useful appendix containing a county-by-county listing of the
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Overview

"This handy guide locates the final resting places and tells the stories of more than 375 notable Minnesotans. Author Stew Thornley traveled throughout Minnesota in pursuit of the historical fact, the little-known tale, the striking monument, and the truth behind the colorful exaggeration. Visiting cemeteries from every era and every region, Thornley recounts the histories of the famous, infamous, and just plain interesting Minnesotans who lie at rest in the state." Including a useful appendix containing a county-by-county listing of the cemeteries and individuals mentioned within, Six Feet Under is an enlightening guide to Minnesota history, and perfect for road trippers and armchair travelers alike.
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Author Stew Thornley likes cemeteries, but he's never been accused of loitering: Over the years, he has visited the graves of all deceased members of the Baseball Hall of Fame (184 in all) and every member of the Dead Presidents Club (37, including one-day-wonder David Rice Atchison). In Six Feet Under, this Roseville resident confines his enthusiasm within state lines. By the time this graveyard guide to Minnesota had gone to press, Thornley had purchased gravestones for himself and his wife at a Minneapolis cemetery.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873515146
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,466,480
  • Product dimensions: 4.48 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Stew Thornley is the author of more than thirty books including Land of the Giants: New York's Polo Grounds. He has visited the grave of every member of Baseball's Hall of Fame, a quest that has taken him across the United States as well as to Cuba.

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Table of Contents

Publish and perish : authors, artists, and architects 7
The final adventure : some heroes and other brave souls 15
School's out : teachers and educators 22
That's show biz : entertainers and media personalities 28
I told you I was sick : medical practitioners 39
Who said old soldiers never die? : military figures 43
Other realms : a legendary man and various animals and their friends 57
Early days : Native American leaders, pioneers, settlers, and more 62
Earthly concerns : politicians, suffragists, lawyers, and judges 77
Grave authority : Minnesota's governors 99
The great beyond : religious leaders 117
Out of business : entrepreneurs 122
Post season : sports notables 138
Fatal encounters : crimes, disasters, and victims 164
Not available here : ex-Minnesotans elsewhere 179
Cemeteries and other places of rest in Minnesota 190
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