Carver County

Author: Ruth Tremblay,Lois Schulstad

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738582788

Category: History

Page: 128

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Located just southwest of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Carver County was established by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature in 1855. The Minnesota and the South Fork of the Crow Rivers flow through this Big Woods county of Minnesota. Named after explorer Capt. Jonathan Carver and built on a predominantly agrarian culture, it boasts one of the richest farmlands in the state. Arrival of the railroads resulted in prosperous new industries and businesses and made it a popular resort destination. In the 1890s, the abundance of dairy farms and creameries earned it the nickname, the "Golden Buckle of the Dairy Belt." Many local farmers such as Andrew Peterson, Wendelin Grimm, and Henry Lyman became nationally recognized for their horticultural contributions and achievements. Hundreds of vintage photographs and postcards that depict everyday life in Carver County through the 1950s were collected and researched. This work is a tribute to the citizens of Carver County, whose pride in their rich history inspired this book.
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Andrew Peterson and the Scandia Story

A Historical Account about a Minnesota Pioneer Whose Diaries Have Been "reborn as a Piece of World Literature" Through Vilhelm Moberg and His Writings

Author: Josephine Mihelich

Publisher: Ford Graphics Johnson

ISBN: 9780917907005

Category: Scandia (Carver County, Minn.)

Page: 202

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Following the Barn Quilt Trail

Author: Suzi Parron

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040699

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Suzi Parron, in cooperation with Donna Sue Groves, documented the massive public art project known as the barn quilt trail in her 2012 book Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement. The first of these projects began in 2001, when Groves and community members created a series of twenty painted quilt squares in Adams County, Ohio. Since then, barn quilts have spread throughout forty-eight states and several Canadian provinces. In Following the Barn Quilt Trail, Parron brings readers along as she, her new love, Glen, their dog Gracie, and their converted bus Ruby, leave the stationary life behind. Suzi and Glen follow the barn quilt trail through thirty states across thirteen thousand miles as Suzi collects the stories behind the brightly painted squares. With plentiful color photographs, this endearing hybrid of memoir and travelogue is for quilt lovers, Americana and folk art enthusiasts, or anyone up for a good story.
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Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery

The Case of Edward Phalen, St. Paul's Unsaintly Pioneer

Author: Gary Brueggemann

Publisher: Beavers Pond Press

ISBN: 9781592985357

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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On September 27, 1839, the battered body of a middle-aged Irishman was found by some Dakota Indian boys. The corpse washed up along the Mississippi River shore, about seven miles downstream from Fort Snelling near the ancient Indian landmark the non-Indians called Carver's Cave. It was the body of Sgt. John Hays, a popular former soldier, who, prior to his disappearance twenty-one days earlier, had been sharing a log shanty a few miles upriver from the cave with his friend and business partner, Edward Phelan (or Phalen). Before the year was over, Phelan was arrested and charged with the murder of his friend. This is the first book to focus on this historic murder and the first thorough biography of Phelan, a notorious pioneer intimately involved in the making of St. Paul and founding of Minnesota. Was he guilty? All investigative reports and records of Phelan's trial were mysteriously lost and no newspapers covered the story. However, in 1994, St. Paul historian Gary Brueggemann made an amazing discovery in the Minnesota Historical Society archives: hidden in the papers of Joseph R. Brown was Brown's original Justice of the Peace casebook which included his handwritten transcription of the Hay's murder hearing. Using this record, other primary sources, and drawing from decades of studying Minnesota and St. Paul history, the author theorizes a logical solution to Minnesota's oldest unsolved murder. Book jacket.
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History of Olmsted County, Minnesota

Together with Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers, Citizens, Families and Institutions

Author: Joseph Alexander Leonard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Olmsted County (Minn.)

Page: 674

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Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

Author: Suzi Parron,Donna Sue Groves

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0804040494

Category: Art

Page: 240

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The story of the American Quilt Trail, featuring the colorful patterns of quilt squares painted large on barns throughout North America, is the story of one of the fastest-growing grassroots public arts movements in the United States and Canada. In Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement Suzi Parron takes us to twenty-five states as well as Canada to visit the people and places that have put this movement on America’s tourist and folk art map. Through dozens of interviews with barn quilt artists, committee members, and barn owners, Parron documents a journey that began in 2001 with the founder of the movement, Donna Sue Groves. Groves’s desire to honor her mother with a quilt square painted on their barn became a group effort that eventually grew into a county-wide project. Today, quilt squares form a long imaginary clothesline, appearing on more than three thousand barns scattered along one hundred and twenty driving trails. With more than eighty full-color photographs, Parron documents here a movement that combines rural economic development with an American folk art phenomenon.
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In Pursuit of Joy

Author: Gary Green

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631354213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

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“In Pursuit of Joy is one of the most compelling books I have read in the last ten years. Gary Green tells his own deeply moving story of a journey from depression and alcohol problems to a life of peace with himself and the world. Although this is one man’s story, it applies to any of us who have ever felt alone with our problems, that we are unlovable in some way, and that there is no way out of the maze. Mr. Green shares the different paths that eventually led him out of his own maze, ranging from the philosophical to the psychological to the spiritual, never preaching, but always inviting people to find their own way to lead a richer, more joyful life. This book speaks directly to the heart of the matter and, uniquely, to the heart of the reader. If Mr. Green, a self-described ‘regular guy,’ can recover his life, maybe we all can.” Susan Gingerich, co-author of The Illness Management and Recovery Program, The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia, Coping Skills Group, and Social Skills Training for Schizophrenia.
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Old Rail Fence Corners

The A.B.C.'s of Minnesota History : Authentic Incidents

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 324

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Where the Salmon Run

The Life and Legacy of Bill Frank Jr.

Author: Trova Heffernan

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295997958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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Billy Frank Jr. was an early participant in the fight for tribal fishing rights during the 1960s. Roughed up, belittled, and handcuffed on the riverbank, he emerged as one of the most influential Northwest Indians in modern history. His efforts helped bring about the 1974 ruling by Federal Judge George H. Boldt affirming Northwest tribal fishing rights and allocating half the harvestable catch to them. Today, he continues to support Indian country and people by working to protect salmon and restore the environment. Where the Salmon Run tells the life story of Billy Frank Jr., from his father's influential tales, through the difficult and contentious days of the Fish Wars, to today. Based on extensive interviews with Billy, his family, close advisors, as well as political allies and former foes, and the holdings of Washington State's cultural institutions, we learn about the man behind the legend, and the people who helped him along the way.
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History of Wright County, Minnesota

Author: Franklyn Cn Curtiss-Wedge

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781298533371

Category:

Page: 728

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Earth is Enough

Growing Up in a World of Flyfishing, Trout & Old Men

Author: Harry Middleton

Publisher: Pruett Publishing

ISBN: 9780871088741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

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In this touching memoir of his boyhood on a farm in the Ozark foothills, Harry Middleton joins the front rank of nature writers alongside Edward Hoagland and Annie Dillard. It is the year1965, a year rife with change in the world---and in the life of a boy whose tragic loss of innocence leads him to the healing landscape of the Ozarks. Haunted by indescribable longing, twelve-year-old Harry is turned over to two enigmatic guardians, men as old as the hills they farm and as elusive and beautiful as the trout they fish for---with religious devotion. Seeking strength and purpose from life, Harry learns from his uncle, grandfather, and their crazy Sioux neighbor, Elias Wonder, that the pulse of life beats from within the deep constancy of the earth, and from one’s devotion to it. Amidst the rhythm of an ancient cadence, Harry discovers his home: a farm, a mountain stream, and the eye of a trout rising.
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HIST OF DOUGLAS & GRANT COUNTI

Author: Constant 1870 Larson

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781362766674

Category: History

Page: 586

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Delectable Mountains Quilt

Author: Eleanor Burns

Publisher: Quilt in a Day.

ISBN: 9781891776083

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 87

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Eleanor Burns takes this beautiful Delectable Mountain pattern and makes it available for today's quilter with her simplified methods. The quilt is made of mountain and sky rounds, beginning with the Center Square, which can be a pieced star or appliqued flowers. An acrylic template is included for full size and miniature versions of the quilt to allow for quick, easy cutting. You can make the quilt in a two-color design, or use several color combinations to create your masterpiece! The book contains yardage and cutting charts for several size quilts with step by step directions.
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Moda All-Stars - All in a Row Again

23 Row-by-Row Quilt Designs

Author: Lissa Alexander

Publisher: Martingale

ISBN: 1604689145

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

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It's row time--again! Your favorite Moda designers are back with 23 fresh, fabulous, all-new row patterns for you to mix and match. Join Lisa Bongean, Camille Roskelley, Lynne Hagmeier, Jen Kingwell, Jo Morton, and many others in a dynamic follow-up to the best seller Moda All-Stars All in a Row. Take your pick of imaginative rows, add versatile blender rows, and you've got a quilt with a style that's all your own!
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Row by Row

10 Easy Bar Quilts

Author: Terry Martin

Publisher: That Patchwork Place

ISBN: 9781564773050

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 80

View: 1986

Here's a fun way for quilters to feature their favorite fabrics -- including fat quarters -- in quick-to-stitch quilts! The blocks in these quilt patterns are set into wide, easy-to-sew strips, which reduce the need for matching seams and sewing repeat blocks. Strips are then easily joined to create a finished quilt top. Perfect for quilters with a stash of novelty prints! -- Combines the popularity of bar quilts and theme fabrics into ten fast-and-easy quilt patterns -- Allows beginners to polish their quiltmaking skills as they stitch these simple designs, while giving advanced quilters ideas for using their stash fabrics in new ways -- Includes bonus alphabet patterns so quilters can personalize designs
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