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Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2005 (59:7)

Minnesota History Magazine Fall 2005 (59:7)

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“Food Will Win the War”: Minnesota Conservation Efforts, 1917--18
by Rae Katherine Eighmey
New skills, new recipes, and new eating habits. To help sustain the fighters and citizens “over there,” Minnesotans trade white bread and meat-and-potato meals for baked cowpeas with cheese and barley-flour cake.


Following the Victorian Eye
by Ann Frisina
A textile conservator’s surprising discovery at the Alexander Ramsey House and a cautionary tale for those who interpret the past.


“Enemies of the People”: Asbestos and the Reserve Mining Trial
by Thomas R. Huffman
A landmark environmental case pitting the dire consequences of a potential public-health disaster against the dire consequences of a potential economic and social collapse.




Annette Atkins muses on the stories that family photos don’t quite tell.


Denis Gardner relates the history of the state’s now-defunct tuberculosis sanatorium.


Book Reviews
Iron Country * Black Baseball * New Ulm * Port of Duluth-Superior


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