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Starting at Big Stone Lake on the eastern edge of South Dakota, the Minnesota River cuts through southern Minnesota, breaks into waterfalls at Granite Falls, and joins the mighty Mississippi at Fort Snelling in St. Paul. Evan Jones provides a detailed history of the river and its legends in The Minnesota.
The river has provided the scenery for many of Minnesota's most fascinating events-the Dakota Conflict (also known as the Sioux Uprising of 1862); the only blunder of Jesse James's career; and the origin of selling goods on credit by Sears, Roebuck and Company-and hosted many famous faces, including Dred Scott, Zebulon Pike, and Henry David Thoreau. Illustrated with line drawings by Harry Heim, The Minnesota
About the Author:
Evan Jones (19151996) was born in LeSueur, Minnesota. A writer of American history and cookbooks, he is the author of Trappers and Mountain Men, Epicurean Delight: The Life and Times of James Beard, and The L. L. Bean Book of New New England Cookery.