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Deer Creek, Minnesota

Beginning with the creation of Otter Tail County, this book has pictures and stories that cover the history of Deer Creek Minnesota. It chronicles prominent people, businesses, schools, maps, and other historical stories, photos, memoirs, and records.

This book is a 9x12 glossy hardcover • 148 full color pages • ~400 photos of people, places & things • 100+ newspaper clippings • 30+ maps/plats •  Printed on 100# archival paper

• All profits go to the Deer Creek Museum •

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By Bonnie Zeise Brown

Deer Creek, Minnesota. Scrapbook Vol 1

This magazine is a recovery/replacement of an old scrapbook donated by the Thrall family of Deer Creek, MN, to the Deer Creek Museum. The original scrapbook, 11wx14h in size, was being lost. The pages were slowly breaking apart. The Thrall family carefully removed their cherished photos and articles and generously donated the remainder to the Deer Creek Museum. The remaining photos and articles, which start with dates from the early 1900s through --consisting of weddings, obituaries, local news, etc.,-- were scanned in, and the original pages were placed in archival protectors and stored. This is the original scrapbook's replacement. If you're in the Deer Creek area, this can be viewed at the Deer Creek Museum!

This magazine is 8.5x11 • 164 pages • Color • Alphabetized and indexed • All concerning folks around Deer Creek. MN • Contains older newspaper clippings from the early to late 1900s  • The index of last names included in Vol. 1 can be viewed using PREVIEW after you click on the book. 

Growing Up Finnish

This short and sweet memoir describes the everyday life of a young Finnish girl growing up on her grandparent’s farm in the 1930s. It is easy to read and is illustrated with original watercolor artwork by the author. Filled with daily-life pieces that sometimes have unsuspecting history lessons thrown in, there are subjects like ‘The Sauna’, ‘The Chicken House’, ‘Harvest Time’, and ‘The Summer Kitchen’ to name a few.

Booklovers of every age will enjoy this quick read. Those who grew up on a farm will appreciate reading this for the memories. Those who did not have a farm-life, will experience what it was like! Children will learn about “the olden days” when their ancestors grew up and they will also be taken with the artwork. Although it is called Growing Up Finnish, many nationalities in the region would have grown up in a similar way, so this book is for everyone!

This book is 6x9 • 24 pages • Color • Illustrations/watercolor sketches by author • Hardcover or softcover options • Printed on 80# paper

Camp Kawbawgam

Camp Kawbawgam, a family property located outside Marquette, Michigan, was purchased in 1921 after Ian and Edna (Welander) Brown eloped. Today, the descendants of Ian and Edna continue to enjoy this property and for the Camp's  100th anniversary, they have shared their stories and memories of this special place they call Camp Kawbawgam.

This book is 8x10 • 288 pages • Color • Hardcover or softcover options • Hundreds of photos & newspaper clippings of people, places, & things • Many family stories and family history • Printed on 80# paper

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