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Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2020 (67:1)

Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2020 (67:1)

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Gaining Sweat Equity: Girls Push for Place on High School Teams
Sheri Brenden

At the dawn of the Title IX era, two exceptional Minnesota high school athletes, Peggy Brenden and Toni St. Pierre, had to sue the Minnesota State High School League in federal court for equal opportunity to compete on the only teams then available to them—the boys’.

Built to Last: The Historic Spangenberg Farmhouses
Diane Trout-Oertel

Brothers Frederick and Charles Spangenberg were among the many German immigrants to Minnesota in the 1850s who pursued dreams of land ownership not available to them in Europe. The remarkable farmhouses they built from hand-hewn limestone harvested from the bluff of the Mississippi are a legacy of those dreams.

"Two Cats Have Died, and I'm Not Feeling So Good Myself": Origins of Minnesota's State Superfund Law
Stephen J. Lee

Growing awareness in the 1970s and 1980s of the damage caused by hazardous chemical waste dumps led to federal and state legislation defining who was responsible for cleanup. The Minnesota Legislature debated the issue over three sessions, enacting a “Superfund” law in 1983.


Editor’s Notes/Masthead
Personal histories
Laura Weber

Curator’s Choice
Pro-Union, anti-Republican Party letter
Duane P. Swanson

A sinister parade float
John Rosengren

Stuntz Bay Boathouse Historic District, vicinity of Tower
Denis P. Gardner

Book Reviews
The Hardest Lot of Men: The Third Minnesota Infantry in the Civil War by Joseph Fitzharris
Review by Matthew Cassady

Gichi Bitobig, Grand Marais: Early Accounts of the Anishinaabeg and the North Shore by Timothy Cochrane
Review by Mattie H. DeCarlo

The Dakota Sioux Experience at Flandreau and Pipestone Indian Schools by Cynthia Leanne Landrum
Review by Tyler Taylor

Take Three, More Recent Books, News & Notes, Our Back Pages

Preserving > Sharing > Connecting
Hognander's love of Minnesota history instilled early

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