Minnesota State Fair
An Illustrated History
Minnesota State Fair by Kathryn Strand Koutsky
Book DescriptionYou won t be able to stop turning the pages. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of Public Radio s "The Splendid Table"State fairs are cornerstones of the American tradition, and few are as beloved as the Minnesota State Fair. Since 1854, Minnesota has reveled in promoting the rich bounty of its land and the magnificent talents of its citizens. From the legendary horse Dan Patch, whose record-breaking races kept the country on the edge of its seat, to Teddy Roosevelt s famous grandstand speech suggesting that America should speak softly and carry a big stick, and from the invention of mini donuts to the discovery of batter-fried cheese curds, the Minnesota State Fair has captured the imagination and the taste buds of the entire nation.As you travel through time imagining stolen kisses along the dark and romantic canals of Ye Old Mill and the thrills and chills of the Midway, as you explore the innovations found atop Machinery Hill and dig into a hearty breakfast at the Epiphany Diner, you will also uncover the history of this wonderful state. Filled with dozens of concessionaire and blue-ribbon recipes, fascinating facts, and over 1,200 photographs from the Great Minnesota Get-Together, this treasury of Minnesota s happiest memories will keep you looking forward to the fair all year long.Mother-and-daughter team Kathryn Strand Koutsky and Linda Koutsky are the authors of the best-selling, illustrated histories "Minnesota Eats Out" and "Minnesota Vacation Days." Lifelong fairgoers, they worked in collaboration with the Minnesota State Fair to bring us this irresistible, first-of-its-kind compendium."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781566892070
(314mm x 235mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Coffee House Press
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathryn Strand Koutsky
Tempt Me, Hardback (May 2016)
First-rate illustrations, vintage advertising, bygone recipes, and the storied history of Minnesota s food industries the pages of Tempt Me offer a true feast for the senses."
Minnesota Vacation Days, Hardback (September 2005)
From primitive camping facilities at Minnehaha Falls to mom-and-pop tourist courts like the Kum-Bak Camp in Duluth to spectacular grand lodges like Burntside in Ely, this illustrated history showcases the North Star State's memorable holiday haunts. It also offers a variety of vintage photographs and artefacts, and recipes and family fun.
Minnesota Eats out, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Kathryn Strand Koutsky
A virtual romp through Minnesota's dining spots, this rich history also features a priceless collection of recipes for dishes made famous through the years. 1,000 illustrations, many in color.
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Author Biography - Kathryn Strand Koutsky
Kathryn Strand Koutsky is an award-winning designer whose breadth of work has encompassed major architectural projects in Minneapolis and vacation homes and facilities across the country. Linda Koutsky is a book artist and the graphic designer at Coffee House Press. Her Downtown Journal column, The Lunchtime Tourist, explores the art, architecture, and cultural curiosities of downtown Minneapolis. Garrison Keillor is the host of the American Public Media broadcasts A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac.
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