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by Eric Dregni

eBook Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes ePub
Author: Eric Dregni
Language: English
ISBN: 081663632X
ISBN13: 978-0816636327
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (August 29, 2001)
Pages: 364
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 689
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ePub file: 1492 kb
Fb2 file: 1193 kb

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Minnesota Marvels book. Minnesota is also the home of such attractions as the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the world’s largest aerial lift bridge in Duluth, and architectural wonders such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist gas station in Cloquet and Frank Gehry’s arresting Weisman Art Museum. Stunning mansions with histories of ghost sightings, the hangouts and lairs of infamous gangsters, and old-fashioned breweries dot the state.

Eric Dregni is an American author ^ "Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes". University of Minnesota Press.

Eric Dregni is an American author. He is an associate professor of English and Journalism, at Concordia University in Saint Paul, Minnesota where he teaches writing. He has written or co-written travel memoirs and essays about Minnesota, Norway, and Italy, as well as guidebooks and books on popular culture in American Midwest. 1 Childhood and personal life. "Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes". Retrieved November 6, 2018. "By the Waters of Minnetonka". Timmons, Bob (5 May 2016).

Book Description: Only in Minnesota can you snap a Polaroid of a. .

Minnesota Marvels is a tour of the inspired, bizarre, sometimes gruesome, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around the state. Conveniently organized by town name and illustrated throughout, Minnesota Marvels is the perfect light-hearted guide for entertaining road trips. eISBN: 978-0-8166-9185-2. Although many lakes dot the landscape around Aitkin, most fish houses head for Minnesota’s premier walleye lake: Mille Lacs.

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Minnesota Marvels is a tour of the inspired, bizarre, brilliant, scandalous .

Minnesota Marvels is a tour of the inspired, bizarre, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around the state. Look up in wonder at the several Paul Bunyan statues, including the original (Bemidji), the tallest (Akeley), and the largest talking version (Brainerd). Conveniently organized by town name and illustrated throughout, Minnesota Marvels is the perfect light-hearted guide for entertaining road trips all over the state.

Land of 10,000 Roadside Attractions. com User, June 26, 2002. My husband and I brought this book with us on a trip to Minnesota in April 2002. We are sure glad we did! This book lists so many great roadside attractions. We stopped and saw a giant fiberglass walleye, Frank Lloyd Wright's gas station, the Jolly Green Giant, a giant hockey stick, a huge dala horse, the spam museum and multiple other fascinating sights listed in this book. That made our trip so memorable.

Minnesota Marvels: Roadside Attractions in the Land of Lakes. Lake Minnetonka is renowned for its natural beauty as well as the prominent people it has attracted to its shores as a historic site of grand hotels, steamboats, and wealthy visitors from around the world, and as the home of the legendary Excelsior Amusement Park. But did you know that early European settlers to the region faced conditions so dire that they named an outlet of the lake Purgatory Creek ?

Only in Minnesota can you snap a Polaroid of a fifty-five-foot-tall grinning green man with a size seventy-eight shoe or marvel at the spunk of a Swede who dedicated his life to spinning a gigantic ball of twine. The world’s largest hockey stick, as well as the biggest pelican, prairie chicken, turkey, fish, otter, fox, and loon also make Minnesota their home. Where else can you ponder the mysterious "miracle meat" of Spam in a museum dedicated to pork products or have your head examined by the phrenology machines at the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices?  Minnesota Marvels is a tour of the inspired, bizarre, brilliant, scandalous, and funny sites around the state. Look up in wonder at the several Paul Bunyan statues, including the original (Bemidji), the tallest (Akeley), and the largest talking version (Brainerd). Ease on down the road to visit the first home of the heel-tapping native of Grand Rapids, Judy Garland, or walk the "main street" of Sauk Centre immortalized by native son Sinclair Lewis. See the birthplaces of Charles Lindbergh, the Mayo brothers, the Greyhound bus, the snowmobile, and the ice-cream sandwich.  Minnesota is also the home of such attractions as the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and the world’s largest aerial lift bridge in Duluth, and architectural wonders such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s modernist gas station in Cloquet and Frank Gehry’s arresting Weisman Art Museum. Stunning mansions with histories of ghost sightings, the hangouts and lairs of infamous gangsters, and old-fashioned breweries dot the state. Conveniently organized by town name and illustrated throughout, Minnesota Marvels is the perfect light-hearted guide for entertaining road trips all over the state. 

Zacki
My husband and I brought this book with us on a trip to Minnesota in April 2002. We are sure glad we did! This book lists so many great roadside attractions. We stopped and saw a giant fiberglass walleye, Frank Lloyd Wright's gas station, the Jolly Green Giant, a giant hockey stick, a huge dala horse, the spam museum and multiple other fascinating sights listed in this book. That made our trip so memorable. Our friends loved seeing our pictures. Using the book, we were even able to plan day trips from Minneapolis to hit several sites. I only wish we'd had time to see it all! A must-buy book for a traveler in Minnesota.
Tansino
I received this book for Christmas 2001. Had been looking forward to it as I've always been interested in the roadside attractions of MN, ND, and the upper midwest. This is an excellent book that not only covers the gigantic roadside statues in MN, but also a number of unique events and places--such as the "Museum of Questionable Medical Devices" in MPLS.
My only complaint regarding the book is that the photos are in black and white. Color would've added a lot to the book (including a higher price, I'm sure). Also, I would've like to have seen more than just one poto for several of the icons--e.g., the picture of the Frazee turkey burning down is great, but how about a picture of the new one? Also, the black duck (Blackduck, MN) is the old one, what about the new one? How about that "famous" picture of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker standing in front of the black duck?
Regardless of these minor complaints, the book is full of great information about the attractions, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. In fact, I have made a couple more purchases for friends. It makes a wonderful gift for those interested in travel, those who have visited MN, or ex-patriots of the state. It also serves as a great compliment to the book "Roadside America", for it's added information about each statue/attraction.
Winn
Had to Buy it right? Any author who ack knolleges Nick Hook, John Perkins and The Hungry Mind should beat out the Kings and Grishams on any top forty chart. Dregni aint just pissin in a kitty box.
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