Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past (Revised)

Bring Warm Clothes: Letters and Photos from Minnesota's Past (Revised)

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A classic book of photos, memories, and writings from centuries of Minnesota life—updated and in a new format.

The earliest European visitors to Minnesota marvel at the area's flora and fauna. A soldier at Fort Snelling contemplates deserting. Swedish settler Andrew Peterson makes a daily record of his haying schedule, dropping in, without comment, a note of his marriage. Sarah Christie pleads with her father in the 1880s for a chance to go to college. Turn-of-the-century accountant Walter T. Post keeps his family informed of his saving and spending habits. In the 1920s, the 
Pioneer Press publishes recommendations for young ladies seeking a spouse.

These stories and more emerge from select diary and journal entries, from published accounts and business records—the experiences of ordinary Minnesotans. Matched with drawings and photographs that capture a way of life at a particular moment, these impressions offer a telling history of the state in the words of its people.

About the Author

Peg Meier is a former journalist for the Star Tribune, a researcher, and a lover of local history. In addition to Bring Warm Clothes, Meier is the author of Through No Fault of My Own: A Girl's Diary of Life on Summit Avenue in the Jazz AgeToo Hot, Went to Lake: Seasonal Photos from Minnesota’s Past; and Wishing for a Snow Day: Growing Up in Minnesota, among others. She lives in the Twin Cities.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minnesota Historical Society Press; Revised edition (October 3, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 372 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 168134274X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1681342740
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 7.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches

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