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Minnesota History Magazine Summer 2009 (61:6)

Minnesota History Magazine Summer 2009 (61:6)

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“Temples of Mammon and Hives of Industry”: Railroads and the Minneapolis Milling District
by Don L. Hofsommer
As the Mill City jostles for prominence, railroads provide the critical link between a broad hinterland of raw materials, the city’s clamoring factories, and a burgeoning market for finished goods.


Colvill of Minnesota
by Al Zdon
The long and varied career of a lawyer, sometime journalist, and Civil War hero who led the First Minnesota at Gettysburg.


Birth of a Resort: The Chase Hotel and the Rise of Lakeside Tourism
by John R. Finnegan Sr. and Cara A. Finnegan
Venturing to rough-and-tumble Walker, an energetic couple takes up hotelkeeping and helps transform the lumber town on the shores of Leech Lake.




Laura Weber visits St. Hubert’s Lodge in Frontenac, the state’s sole surviving French American galleried-style house.

Book Reviews
Creating Minnesota * The West the Railroads Made * Chief Bender’s Burden

Colleen Sheehy muses on the old State Fair art gallery and what it tells us about Minnesota culture.


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