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Picture Duluth Photographs of the Zenith City by D. O'Hara
Through over 200 stunning images, Duluth, Minnesota, native Dennis O'Hara takes you on a tour of his hometown from east to west--in all seasons, lighting and weather--capturing both its natural and man-made beauty: its parks, wildlife, landmarks, historic buildings and homes, and the working waterfront of the world's most inland seaport.

188731736
Price: $19.95
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Crossing The Canal by Tony Dierckins
Crossing the Canal tells the complete story of Duluth’s famous aerial bridge, including the myths, legends, events and tragedies that span the bridge’s existence. Get all of the details supplemented by photos, maps and diagrams.
188731733
Price: $21.95
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Gunflint Territory by Jay Steinke
Jay Steinke explores the legendary Gunflint Territory within the famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota. Capturing the moods and changing seasons of this spectacular region in 61 color images.

096358711
Price: $9.95
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Christmas Here in Northern Lands by C. Haavik & A. Kloss
In this lovely little book of art and verse you will enter into the mystery of Christmas Here in Northern Lands, where we wait with longing in midwinter darkness, for Christmas light to come each year.

Chuck Haavik lives on the North Shore of Lake Superior with his wife Sally and their two beautiful daughters and a yellow lab named Wilhelmina. He loves reading in front of the fireplace, walking in the woods, the smell of jasmine on a moonlit night and the mystery of life in the great northern forests, most especially of course, watching the light at Christmastime!

Aaron Kloss paints landscapes of the forests surrounding the home he shares with his wife Kathy and their children Miriam, Autumn & Caleb in Duluth, MN. When he's not at the easel, he enjoys exploring the endless trails through forests filled with wildlife, rugged rock formations, majestic trees and endless vistas full of inspiration. His paintings can be found in regional galleries and on the walls of people who share his love of the landscape.

149517885
Price: $18.99
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Duluth's Historic Parks by Nancy S. Nelson & Tony Dierckins
Duluth is a community of parks, with 170 separate greenspaces, sports facilities, and scenic boulevards comprising nearly 12,000 acres or roughly 25 percent of the city. Illustrated with over 250 photographs, sketches, and lithographs, Duluth’s Historic Parks covers the creation and development of today’s Skyline Parkway and Duluth’s major historic parks—Lincoln Park, Chester Park, Lester Park, Fairmount Park, Leif Erikson Park, Congdon Park, Kitchi Gammi Park, Enger Park, Chambers Grove, Fond du Lac Park, Hartley Park, and parks located on Minnesota Point—as well as the city’s undeveloped parks, playgrounds, and sports venues, unfolding the story of how Duluthians from all walks of life gave their time, energy, and often personal wealth to ensure a quality of life and appreciation of nature that makes the Zenith City remarkable as one of the greenest modern communities in the nation, if not the world.
188731745
Price: $24.95
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Exploring the Boundary Water by Daniel Pauly
With more than 200,000 visitors annually, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is among the most alluring wilderness areas in the country, unique because it is most often explored by canoe. Comprised of more than one million acres, the BWCAW is an exceptional combination of expansive wilderness, abundant wildlife, and fascinating natural and human history. Exploring the Boundary Waters is the most comprehensive trip planner to the BWCAW, giving travelers an overview of each entry point into the wilderness area as well as detailed descriptions of more than one hundred specific routes - including a ranking of their difficulty level and maps that feature the major waterways, portages, and the designated campsites. The book is crafted so that readers can design their own route through the almost inexhaustible network of lakes and streams. Daniel Pauly, Boundary Waters expert, worked with the U.S. Forest Service, the Minnesota DNR, and local outfitters to gather information about how to obtain a permit, the rules and regulations of the park, safety tips, and how to help maintain the ecological integrity of the wilderness. As engaging as it is informative, Exploring the Boundary Waters not only contributes advice on the pros and cons of each route, but also brings the reader a natural and historical context for the journey by offering insight into the pictographs, mining sites, logging railroads, and ruins one may encounter throughout his or her expedition. With its accessible and personal style, Exploring the Boundary Waters is the perfect guide for anyone - novice or seasoned veteran - arranging a trip to the BWCAW.
081664216
Price: $22.95
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Glensheen:Official Guide to Duluth's Historic Congdon Estate
Photos by Dennis O'hara and Text by Tony Dierckins
Over 200 modern and historic photographs guide you along a detailed room-by-room tour of the Minnesota's most famous mansion and stroll through the estate grounds as you learn the story of the Congdon family and how Chester created the fortune that financed their grand home on Lake Superior's North Shore.

188731741
Price: $24.95
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Morgan Park by Arnold R. Alanen
From 1915 to 1971 the large U.S. Steel plant was a major part of Duluth’s landscape and life. Just as important was Morgan Park—an innovatively planned and close-knit community constructed for the plant’s employees and their families. In this new book Arnold R. Alanen brings to life Morgan Park, the formerly company-controlled town that now stands as a city neighborhood, and the U.S. Steel plant for which it was built.

Planned by renowned landscape architects, architects, and engineers, and provided with schools, churches, and recreational and medical services by U.S. Steel, Morgan Park is an iconic example—like Lowell, Massachusetts, and Pullman, Illinois—of a twentieth-century company town, as well as a window into northeastern Minnesota’s industrial roots.

Starting with the intense political debates that preceded U.S. Steel’s decision to build a plant in Duluth, Morgan Park follows the town and its residents through the boom years to the closing of the outmoded facility—an event that foreshadowed industrial shutdowns elsewhere in the United States—and up to today, as current residents work to preserve the community’s historic character.

Through compelling archival and contemporary photographs and vibrant stories of a community built of concrete and strong as steel, Alanen shows the impact both the plant and Morgan Park have had on life in Duluth.

Arnold R. Alanen is professor of landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His previous books include Main Street Ready-Made: The New Deal Community of Greendale, Wisconsin and Preserving Cultural Landscapes in America.

081664137
Price: $30.00
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