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Bring Warm Clothes

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Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past

Author Peg Meier

Minnesota Historical Society Press (October 3, 2023)

A classic book of photos, memories, and writings from centuries of Minnesota life.


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.

Author Information

Peg Meier is a former reporter for the Star Tribune, a researcher, and a lover of local history. In addition to Bring Warm Clothes, Meier is the author of Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl's Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz Age; Too Hot, Went to Lake: Seasonal Photos from Minnesota's Past; and Wishing for a Snow Day: Growing Up in Minnesota, among others. She lives in Minnetonka.

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • B&W photos & Illustrations
  • 11 in H | 8.5 in W
  • ISBN: 9781681342740

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