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By the Waters of Minnetonka (Hardback)
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By the Waters of Minnetonka (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 15/10/2014
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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 \u201cPurgatory Creek\u201d? Or that a ginseng boom brought slaves to Wayzata to harvest the plant\u2019s roots? Many know that Frank Lloyd Wright designed famous homes around the lake, but few are aware he was also arrested there for living with his mistress and sent to the Hennepin County jail for \u201cwhite slavery.\u201d
By the Waters of Minnetonka uncovers remarkable and hidden facts about the lake and those who have lived on its shores, from the region\u2019s original Dakota inhabitants to the present. Nineteenth-century plantation owners made Minnetonka into a summer vacation playground for the wealthy, and Prohibition-era battles led teetotalers to hoax Minneapolis newspapers about bloody clashes between preachers and saloon owners.
Eric Dregni, who grew up in Minnetonka, sheds light on intriguing, if at times unsettling, aspects of the lake\u2019s history, challenging myths and revisiting elements of the past that have been forgotten or glossed over. He also relates-and sometimes pokes fun at-the opulent, glamorous, and sometimes raucous moments that have made Lake Minnetonka an icon of splendid resort living in Minnesota.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816683154
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 662 g
Dimensions: 203 x 203 x 18 mm

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