Deborah Morse Kahn, author of Edina: Chapters in the City History, has just published another book, The Historic St. Croix Valley: A Guided Tour, which will be released by Minnesota Historical Society Press in August 2010.
Whether you enjoy skiing, antiquing, camping, or simply taking in the fall colors, the St. Croix Valley is a popular and affordable day trip or vacation destination for thousands of visitors every year. The quaint towns that dot the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of this scenic 130-mile stretch of river offer many modern-day attractions but also are a window into this region’s storied past.
The book covers:
• Ojibwe and Dakota Indian sites
• logging, railroad, milling, and shipping history
• state and regional parks, forests, and wildlife areas
• dozens of National Register historic properties and districts
• storied bridges and the remnants of a military road
Detailed maps and practical visitor information help vacationers find their favorite destinations with ease, and insightful tips on restaurants, lodging, and things to do make this the perfect companion for your scenic drive along the St. Croix River.
Deborah Morse-Kahn works as a specialist in historic preservation and cultural resource management and is also the author of Lake Superior’s Historic North Shore: A Guided Tour and a book about the Nine Mile Creek Watershed District, among several others.
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