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    Child’s History of Waseca County
    By James E. Child
    Food Will Win The War
    By Rae Katherine Eighmey
    This 847 page book covers the years 1854 to 1904.
    This book includes the history of Waseca County
    plus biographical sketches of early settlers. Reprint. Indexed.
    Minnesota crops, cooks and conservation during World War I.
    Waseca County Landowners of Record 1879
    Compiled by Donna Fostveit
    Minnesota Shaped by the Land
    By Deborah Gelbach
    Reprint of the 1879 Waseca County Atlas by Township with an index and short history for each township. Deborah’s book contains a vivid evocation of Minnesota’s past and a frank assessment of its present.
    Over 400 images in historical black and white and brilliant color illuminate the pages.
    We'll Be The Last Ones To Let You Down
    By Rachel Hanel
    Bring Warm Clothes
    Letters and photos from Minnesota’s past
    Collected by Peg Meier of the Star Tribune
    Signed by Peg Meier
    Memoir of a gravedigger's daughter. This book contains actual letters, journal entries, photographs and other original material of Minnesotans who lived here long ago.
    Barns of Minnesota
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Story by Will Weaver
    Cabins of Minnesota
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Text by Bill Holm
    A rich collection of stunning color photographs that show a unique and vanishing way of life centered on the land – illuminated by a new story by Will Weaver. A survey of Minnesota’s classic cabin getaways, with over 100 captivating color photographs by Doug Ohman and wise and witty prose by prized writer Bill Holm.
    Churches of Minnesota
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Text by John Hassler
    Courthouses of Minnesota
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Text by Mary Logue
    A collection of images and reflections that highlight the beauty and significance of Minnesota's churches. A showcase of Minnesota’s county courthouses, with superb photography by Doug Ohman and imaginative prose by poet and mystery writer Mary Logue.
    Libraries of Minnesota
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Text by
    Will Weaver, Pete Hautman, John Coy, Nancy Carlson,
    Marsha Wilson Chall, David LaRochelle, Kao Kalia Yang
    Prairie Lake Forest
    Minnesota's State Parks
    Photography by Doug Ohman
    Text by Chris Niskanen

    "From cozy structures near small-town parks to impressive buildings in metropolitan downtowns, public libraries stand at the center of community and learning in Minnesota's landscape. Libraries of Minnesota celebrate these architectural icons and the joy of reading they have inspired in Minnesotans, present and past."

    Minnesota is home to prairies and forests, lakes and rivers, bison and gray wolf- and a treasured system of state parks. Photographer Doug Ohman visited each of Minnesota's sixty-six parks to capture their classic beauty, storied wildlife and wealth of activities in all seasons.
    Early Black Baseball in Minnesota
    By Todd Peterson
    Northern Treasure
    Text by Susan Davis Price
    Photography by John Gregor
    "Though they played in the years before Rube Foster formed the first Negro League, the St. Paul Gophers and their bitter crosstown rivals, the Minneapolis Keystones, had the talent, bench depth, and determination to rival many of those later, better known teams. (The Gophers, in fact, beat Chicago's celebrated Leland Giants in 1909, laying claim to blackball's western championship.) Focusing on these two clubs, author Peterson lays out the early history of African American baseball in the Upper Midwest. Included are new statistics and more than 50 rarely seen photographs." The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center. In this lavishly illustrated centennial tribute to the Arboretum, Susan Davis Price and John Gregor invite the reader to join them in a celebration of Minnesota's horticultural year: dramatic snowshapes, subtle hues of early spring, masses of tulips and daffodils, the deep yellows and oranges of August, and the apple harvest, with its hardy 'Wealthy' and 'Haralson' and wildly popular 'Honeycrisp.'
    The Streets Are Wider Now
    Waseca, Minnesota 1868-1988
    By Carol Rutledge
    Images of America
    Waseca County Minnesota
    By the Waseca County Historical Society
    This book was written for Waseca’s centennial. Contains a history of the city of Waseca sketched in photos, anecdotes, diary entries and facts gathered by 19 hometown researchers. This is the book that gives you legends, heroes, education, main street, lakes, military, religion, agriculture, Chautauquas and 25 cent church suppers; it’s about winning teams, bands and the people of Waseca. Over 220 photographs covering all 12 townships of Waseca County from settlement through the 1920s.
    The Vista Sisters
    Jams, Jellies and Jesus
    By Virginnia Swenson and Marjorie Gores
    The History of Janesville
    Complied by Janesville Centennial Committee
    Memories, recipes, tears and lots of laughs! This 62 page booklet contains the history of Janesville from 1856-1956.
    Janesville’s 125th Anniversary
    The History of Janesville 1956-1981
    Complied by the Historical Committee
    History of New Richland and Wilton Villages
    Complied by Herman Peterson
    This 40 page booklet contains the history of Janesville from 1956-1981. This 25 page booklet was published by the Waseca County Historical Society in March 1962.
    New Richland, Minnesota
    A Nice Place to Come Home To
    Published by the New Richland Commercial Club
    New Richland, Minnesota
    Sportsmanship, Teamwork and Friends
    Published by the New Richland Commercial Club
    Contains many wonderful photos of New Richland, MN. Contains many wonderful photos of New Richland, MN citizens.