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The Great Minnesota Forest Fire of 1910 by Marlys Hirst, published 2010.
A 145 page account of the fire devastation, the relief efforts and subsequent rebuilding told through survivor stories, newspaper coverage and historic photographs. An epic event in local history and ranking among the worst forest fires in the history of the State, the 1910 forest fire helped gain legislative support for the establishment of the Minnesota Forestry Service in 1911. $25 plus $4 shipping and handling. (sales tax included)

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Cooking Up Memories
Published 2009. A 260 page cookbook with favorite recipes and the stories behind them submitted by local residents—past and present. $15 plus $4.00 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Fish Tales – The Reel Stories of Willie Walleye
A 50 page booklet with wonderful stories of Willie Walleye written and submitted in the Tall Tales Competition held in celebration of the fish statue’s 50th birthday. $5 plus $2 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Baudette – The First 100 Years by John Oren, published 2006.
A 200 page history of the city of Baudette filled with photos that show the city’s development. $27 plus $5 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Lake of the Woods County – A History of People, Places and Events
A 250 page comprehensive history including geology, natural history, indigenous people, fur trade, community histories, industry and transportation. Coverage of the lake, area fires, churches, schools, newspapers, 692nd radar base and more. $35 plus $5 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Lake of the Woods County Heritage 
A 375 page family history book with the stories of 1000 present or former area residents. Considered a companion volume to Lake of the Woods – A History of People, Places and Events. $48 plus $5 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Fort St. Charles by Sister Noemi Weygant. 
The history, discovery and restoration of La Verendrye’s fur trade and exploration post on Lake of the Woods. $5 plus $2 shipping. (sales tax included)

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Memories of A Rolling Stone published 1988. 
A 60 page autobiography of Kathryn Rasmusson, pioneer and early school teacher in L/W County. $5 plus $2 shipping. (sales tax included)

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School Days & Farm Chores: A Living History of Northwest Minnesota
Tales from the Good Old Days in Northwestern Minnesota. A collection of memories from across Northwest Minnesota of growing up in the area.

$40 ($5 Shipping)  (sales tax included)

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Now/Here
By Crystal Spring Gibbins

Written by Lake of the Woods High School graduate, Crystal Spring Gibbins, these poems have a uniquely local feel. Her memories come to life with her beautiful, poignant language.

$20 ($3 shipping)  (sales tax included)

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Exploring the Fur Trade Routes of North America
Discover the highways that opened a continent. Barbara Huck covers the history of the Fur Trade in the Minnesota/Canadian boundary, touching on the importance of a number of sites. The book is filled with beautiful illustrations, maps, and photographs of the area, including driving directions to 130 sites.

288 pages

$27 ($5 shipping)  (sales tax included)

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Portage into the Past
By Jeff Arnold Bolz

Three hundred years ago, French Canadian voyagers paddled through the border of the United States and Canada on birch-bark canoes. In 1958, a group of enthusiasts (including the author) recreated this journey from Grand Portage to Rainy Lake.

192 pages

$16 ($3 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Searching for Minnesota’s Native Wildflowers
By Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo

Minnesota’s beautiful wildflowers are blooming! Phyllis Root and Kelly Povo have spent years taking pictures and writing notes about the flowers in a variety of prairies, lakes, woods, and bogs throughout Minnesota. Big Bog State Park is one of the featured areas described in this spectacular book.

256 pages

$25 ($5 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Border Country

By Martha Greene Phillips

In 1906, Milwaukee businessman, Howard Greene, decided to take the journey of a lifetime. He was accompanied by his young sons and a few friends. “The Gang,” as Greene refers to them, explored the north woods of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Canada over month-long adventures between 1906 and 1916. During this time, Howard Green documented their journey in both journals as well as with stunning photographs, many of which have been reproduced in this book.

408 pages with 376 black and white plates

$40 ($7 shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Walking into Wilderness:The Toronto Carrying Place and Nine Mile Portage

The importance of trails and waterways between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay are depicted in this book. The book starts with geological history and early archaeology and how they impacted the ancient paths and waterways. The author covers how different elements of history including the French, the fur trade, the War of 1812, the settlement and railway periods, and Hurricane Hazel.

$27 ($3 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Two Men And A Fish
By Jenny Moorman

Many people in the area know the company, Rowell Laboratories. This is the story behind the company which all started with a fox farm and a fish called a burbot. Many photographs are included in the history of the company, including depictions of many of the different positions throughout the laboratories.

135 pages

$20 ($5 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Barefoot Down the Cowpath
L. Gale Johnson

Farming is not just a job, it’s a way of life. In this book, Gale Johnson brings to life her memories of growing up and spending her life on a farm. She covers the funny stories and the tough times, always keeping her eye on the future.

$16 ($5 shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Carp: Its People and Its History
By Ed Hansen

Written by the son of one of the Carp pioneers, Hansen walks the reader through the history of the small community. He touches on memories of a variety of local families, chronologically adding interesting events of which many may have forgotten. Hansen also covers the topics of early farming, the Rapid River area, and baseball in the area.

48 pages

$10 ($3 shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Breakfast with Beatrice
Looking for new recipes with a local feel? Check out this new cookbook! Receipes by James Beard Cookbook Hall of Famer, Beatrice Ojakangas, “make breakfast worth waking up for”! Some receipes in here include: Wild Rice and Blueberry Muffins, Autumn Fruit Kuchen, Ginger Rhubarb Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar, Finnish Sunday Rools, Danish Dream Cream Rolls, and many more!

200 pages

$20 ($5 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Birchdale: Past and Present

A compilation of memories, family histories, and photographs submitted by local families.

Spiral bound, 340 pages.

$30 ($5 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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Traveling through time in Minnesota’s Historic Northwest
Featuring the counties of: Clearwater, Beltrami, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau.

$20 ($3 Shipping)   (sales tax included)

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