Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

by Peg Meier
ISBN-10:
0873516397
ISBN-13:
9780873516396
Pub. Date:
09/15/2009
Publisher:
Minnesota Historical Society Press
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Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

The earliest European visitors to Minnesota marvel at the area's flora and fauna. A soldier at Fort Snelling contemplates deserting. Swedish settler Andrew Peterson makes a daily record of his haying schedule, dropping in, without comment, a note of his marriage. Sarah Christie pleads with her father in the 1880s for a chance to go to college. Turn-of-the-century accountant Walter T. Post keeps his family informed of his saving and spending habits. In the 1920s, the Pioneer Press publishes recommendations for young ladies seeking a spouse.

These stories and more emerge from select diary and journal entries, from published accounts and business records–the experiences of ordinary Minnesotans. Matched with drawings and photographs that capture a way of life at a particular moment, these impressions offer a telling history of the state in the words of its people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873516396
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Edition description: 1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 662,544
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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