Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota History Magazine Spring 2008 (61:1)

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My Minnesota
What is this place we call home? A dozen well-known citizens open the conversation, sharing what Minnesota means to them.


“One Must Expect Disappointments”: The Laaksonens of Fairbanks
by Paul Kilgore
Life in a rural Finnish community—from dances to deaths—viewed through the lens of a vivid memoir.


The Oldest House in St. Paul: A Sesquicentennial Parable
by Hawker Bakeman
Rivalry escalates as two groups of solid citizens vie for the distinction of being “first.”



Minnesota's Greatest Generation
Farmer, wife, and mother Lucinda Holst remembers the home front: “We just went on living.”


Larry Millett muses on the Centennial Building, planted on the Capitol Mall when the wrecking ball was more powerful than the preservation movement.

Book Reviews
Iron Range Fourth of July * Arvonne Fraser

Joan M. Jensen plumbs the mysteries of curly hair—and what women would do to have it.


News & Notes

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