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Minnesota History Quarterly Winter 2014-15 (64:4)

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  • Fans: Form, Function, and Fashion in Minnesota by Moira F. Harris
  • Gordon Rosenmeier: The Little Giant from Little Falls by Steven Dornfeld
  • Constructing Suburbia: The Hidden Role of Prestressed Concrete by Robert M. Frame III and Richard E. Mitchell

 

ARTICLES

 

Fans: Form, Function, and Fashion in Minnesota
by Moira F. Harris

The hand-held fan, an ancient accessory (King Tut had them), evolves from an “anti-caloric atmospheric agitator” to a fashion statement and inexpensive advertising medium.

 

Gordon Rosenmeier: The Little Giant from Little Falls
by Steven Dornfeld
The long career and many accomplishments of a visionary state senator, known for his intimidating presence and ability to reach across the political aisle.

 

Constructing Suburbia: The Hidden Role of Prestressed Concrete
by Robert M. Frame III and Richard E. Mitchell

Often visible yet unrecognized, these relatively thin, strong, and light building components revolutionize design and construction in the years after World War II.

 

DEPARTMENTS

EyeWitness

Lacey Prpic Hedtke explores Crazy Man’s Castle, named for its eccentric style and its residents.

 

LandMarks

Greg Gaut and Marsha Neff visit Hokah’s Art Deco town hall, a handsome WPA building still serving the community today.

 

Book Reviews

Northwest Airlines History* Shaping Minnesota’s Boundaries

News & Notes

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