Quarry Quest: The History of Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve
Description: Quarry Quest presents a remarkably thorough history of Stearns County’s Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. The book not only highlights the granite heritage of Central Minnesota and the many features of the park, but captures the natural beauty and serenity of this magnificent place in the many exquisite color photos that fill its pages.
Reviews: “In my 1995 visit to Quarry Park as governor of Minnesota, I sensed what a special place this developing park was in the hearts and minds of Central Minnesotans. Now, as predicted, the park is drawing thousands of delighted visitors annually from around the state and beyond. Hats off to Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve and to those who had the foresight to make it happen.” – Governor Arne Carlson
“In Minnesota, we value the natural beauty and wonder of the great outdoors. That’s why our parks are on ‘must see’ lists for local residents and out-of-town visitors alike. Stearns County Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, with it’s refreshing quarry swimming and ancient granite rock formations is one such treasure. Mark Sakry has done a great job of capturing the history of the park for future generations.”
– Senator Amy Klobuchar
“Shimmering ponds, mountains of rock, peace and quiet, all await you at Quarry Park. This wonderful book will prepare you well for your personal Quarry Quest!”
– Chuck Wocken, retired Stearns County Park Director
About the Author: Mark Sakry, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota and retired Stearns County Commissioner, was born and raised in St. Cloud. He graduated from St. John’s University in 1978, was elected to the District 742 School District Board 1979 to 1982 and served twenty-two years on the Stearns County Board of Commissioners, 1989 to 2010. In addtion to his work establishing Quarry Park and Nature Preserve, Sakry founded the Roosevelt, Southside and Eastside Boys & Girls Clubs. Mark lives in Waite Park with his wife, Diane.
- Publisher : North Star Press of St. Cloud (July 11, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0878397531
- ISBN-13 : 978-0878397532
- Item Weight : 1.45 pounds
- Dimensions : 10.88 x 0.5 x 8.57 inches