Tales of the Road by Cathy Wurzer
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Tales of the Road
By Cathy Wurzer

Tales of the Road

Highway 61

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Tales of the Road by Cathy Wurzer

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Highway 61 traces approximately 440 miles through Minnesota, from Pigeon Falls at the Canadian border south to La Crescent. Along the way, the road hugs the North Shore, zips through St. Paul, and navigates bluffs along the Mississippi River. While places such as Split Rock Lighthouse or Sugar Loaf Mountain offer well-documented stopping-off points, observant travellers may wonder about historic buildings, abandoned sites, and decaying structures they see along the way. In this companion book to a new Twin Cities Public Television Series also called Tales of the Road (airing in January 2009), Cathy Wurzer unearths stories about these places and more as she travels down the road and into the past, spotlighting famous and fascinating locations, many of them little remembered today. Learn about bootleggers crossing the St. Croix by ferry or importing hooch from Canada onboard vessels designed in White Bear Lake. Visualise -- or maybe even visit -- the quaint tourist cabins, supper clubs, and lodges that served tourists who began motoring up the road in the 1920s. Take stock of historic and current industries: Russ Kendall's Smokehouse in Knife River, a rutabaga plant in Willow River, the shoe factory in Red Wing. Each tale is illustrated with historic and current views to show how much -- or how little -- Highway 61 has changed. Here's one road trip you won't want to miss!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873516266
ISBN-10: 0873516265
Format: Hardback
(205mm x 230mm x 17mm)
Pages: 134
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Unearths stories about historic buildings, abandoned sites, decaying structures, and more as she travels down Highway 61 and into the past, spotlighting famous and fascinating locations, many of them little remembered today.

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Author Biography - Cathy Wurzer

Cathy Wurzer is the host of Morning Edition on Minnesota Public Radio and cohost of Almanac on Twin Cities Public Television. She has been honoured with four Emmys for her work on Almanac.

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