Minnesota Historical Society

Too Hot, Went to Lake

$ 29.95


Seasonal Photos from Minnesota's Past

Author Peg Meier

Minnesota Historical Society Press (May 1, 2009)

Take a trip back in time with award winning Star Tribune reporter Peg Meier.


Boys with a sprinkler, nuns at a ball game, proud hunters with their quarry—this collection of more than three hundred pictures dating from the earliest cameras to the mid-twentieth century offers a trip back in time. Peg Meier, award-winning former reporter for the Star Tribune, also shares excerpts collected from diaries and letters that allow Minnesotans of ages past to comment on pine tree vistas, harvest bounty, and the weather, always the weather.

First published in 1993, the beloved Too Hot, Went to Lake promises a history of the state and its people that’s easy to enjoy.

Author information

Peg Meier, a longtime and award-wining reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, is the author of Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past and Wishing for a Snow Day.

  • 324 pages
  • 317 b&w photos, 14 line drawings
  • 11 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 9780873516389

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