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JT Maui Designs Red Jasper Necklace

Hand crafted right here in Alexandria, Minnesota! Red jasper, black lava 6mm rounds, and natural betel nut wood create this long boho style gemstone necklace. Completed on 26″ long antiqued copper finish mixed metal chain w/lobster clasp. Entire piece approx 30 inches. Notice: Each design is hand crafted – slight variations may occur. Sku 4444…

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JT Maui Designs MN Earrings

Handcrafted right here in Alexandria, Minnesota using stainless steel ear wires. Perfect gift for you or a friend to remember your time in Alexandria! Sku 4444 Description Minnesota Earrings Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Minnesota Earrings$14.00Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be…

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JT Maui Designs Lava Diffuser Necklace

Wrapped lava rock by JT Maui Designs. This wonderful design is handcrafted right here in Alexandria, Minnesota. Approx 25mm high x 20mm wide. Natural lava stone, great to enjoy as is or diffuse your favorite scent within the stone pendant. “The lava can be used as an essential oils diffuser or the piece can be…

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JT Maui Designs Angel Wing Necklace

This beautiful, one of a kind necklace is handcrafted right here in Alexandria, Minnesota. Choose from 3 personalized engraved messages: “Believe”, “My Guardian”, and “Faith” (pictured). The chain is quality stainless steel cut link with the rectangular word stainless steel charm. This is approximately 26″ long plus pendant. Circle approximately 22 mm round. Notice: This design…

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The Frozen Echo

Greenland and the Exploration of North America ca A.D. 1000-1500 by Kirsten A. Seaver This book confronts many of the unanswered questions about what happened in the five hundred years of early exploration and colonization along the shores of the Davis Strait after Leif Eiriksson made landfalls on the North American continent. Sku 2491 Description…

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Big Ole Ornaments

These designs are carved in pine and are a beautiful addition to your Christmas Tree! Tis the season for Big Ole Ornaments! NOTICE: The Minnesota shaped ornament and Ceramic ornament are hand painted by a local artist – each design is slightly different. Please call us at 320-763-3160 to check availability for these designs or…

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Viking Helmet

Show off your Viking heritage with your very own Viking helmet! Silver helmet fits most children. Gold helmet is not recommended for children under the age of 12. Sku 2342 Description Viking Helmet Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Silver Helmet$5.99Band 1 2Gold Helmet$7.99Band 1 Shipping Shipping Rate: A

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Loon Coaster set

This unique piece is perfect for your cabin or lake home! One set includes four loon coasters and cattail holder. Bring a part of Alexandria home with you! Sku 2107 Description Loon Coaster Set Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Loon Coaster Set $21.95Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online…

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Viking Replicas

Made in Norway! Viking Man and Woman: 4.5″ tall Viking Ship: 6″ long Sku 21007 Description Viking Replicas Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Viking Ship$20.00Band 1 2Viking Man$20.00Band 1 3Viking Woman$20.00Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items…

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The Kensington Runestone: Compelling New Evidence

*MOST RECENT ADDITION* “The Kensington Rune Stone has been the subject of passionate debate over its authenticity since it was discovered in the roots of a tree near Kensington, Minnesota, by Olof Ohman in 1898. Through the presentation of compelling new evidence, this bookanswers the many nagging questions that have puzzled investigators for over 100…

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Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota

“The Dakota phrase Mni Sota Makoce, Land Where the Waters Reflect the Clouds, gives the state of Minnesota its name. In this examination of the history of the Dakota people and their deep cultural connection to their homeland, authors Gwen Westerman and Bruce White examine narratives of the people’s origins, their associations with the land,…

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Norse Mythology

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER “In Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki – son of a giant – blood brother to Odin and…

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V is for Viking: A Minnesota Alphabet

Perfect for ages 4-10! From its primeval Itasca State Park to the sophistication of its Twin Cities, the state of Minnesota is a study of contrasts and long-held traditions. Beginning readers will enjoy the simple rhymes while older children discover facts about each topic letter in the side-bar Birthplace to many famous personalities and inventions. Sku…

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Vikings in the Attic

“What does it actually mean to grow up Scandinavian American or to live with the Norwegians, Swedes, Finns, Danes, and Icelanders among us? In Vikings in the Attic, Eric Dregni tracks down and explores the significant – and quite often bizarre – historic sites, tales, and traditions of Scandinavia’s peculiar colony in the Midwest.” Mysteries…

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Hooked X

The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America By: Scott F. Wolter The Hooked X is a secret symbol first found on an inscribed slab of rock, dated 1362, unearthed by a farmer in Minnesota in 1898. This mysterious symbol inspired the author to pursue a nine-year investigation on both sides of the…

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Loon Tune

“Hear the call of the LoonTune™! This unique gift provides fun for nearly all ages. Both the wail and tremolo sounds of the common loon are made when using this interactive nature toy.  The LoonTune is manufactured in the U.S. and comes with natural wood handles from renewable forests located in northern Minnesota.” – LoonTune™ Sku…

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Viking World Tour Crewneck

  This soft, high quality cotton blend will keep you warm through the seasons while displaying your Viking pride! Unisex – Adult sizes only. Extended sizes available Sku 1550 Description Viking Tour Crewneck Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$40.00 2Medium$40.00 3Large$40.00 4XL$40.00 52XL$42.00 63XL$42.00 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all…

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Minnesota State Seal Unisex T-Shirt

Minnesota State Seal Triblend T-shirt Enjoy the softest vintage feel in this trendy t-shirt, handmade and screen printed in Milwaukee. Distressed white print proudly displays Minnesota’s historic coat of arms. 50/25/25 polyester / combed ringspun cotton / rayon Fashion fit, unisex Available in adult sizes only Sku 1843 Description MN State Seal T-shirt Product Options…

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Viking World Tour T-shirt

  Available in Gray or Black! Adult sizes S – 2XL Show off your Viking Pride! Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1613 Description Viking Tour T-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Gray – S$25.00 2Gray – M$25.00 3Gray – L$25.00 4Gray – XL$25.00 5Gray – 2XL$25.00 6BLK – S$25.00 7BLK – M$25.00…

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Lil’ Viking Bib

Pairs great with our Viking Onesie to make a wonderful gift! Sku 4288 Description Viking Bib Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Lil Viking Bib$12.00Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items for MN residents. We do NOT ship…

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May the Norse T-shirt

May the Norse be With You Available in black only. Adult sizes, Small-XXL available. Perfect gift for our Star Wars fans! Sku 2898 Description May the Norse Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$25.00 2Medium$25.00 3Large$25.00 4XL$25.00 52XL$25.00 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be…

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If you can read this, you are a Viking!

  If you can read this Viking t-shirt, available in Navy Blue only. Sizes S – 2XL This stylish T-shirt is sure to help you get to know the ethnicity of your friends: the runic writing on it says “If you can read this you are a Viking.” Sku 1072 Description Read this t-shirt Product Options…

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Adult Big Ole T-shirts

Colors vary! If you would like to request a specific color or check a color availability please call us at 320-763-3160. If color is not specified we will hand select the perfect color for you! Sizes S – 3X Shipping included Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1502 Description Big Ole t-shirt Product…

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Toddler/Youth Big Ole T-shirt

Colors vary! Sizes range from 2T – Youth large! Shipping included Please call or email us for more information. Sku 1502 Description Child Big Ole T-shirt Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 12T$15.00 24T$15.00 3Youth S$15.00 4Youth M$15.00 5Youth L$15.00 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax…

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Thor’s Hammer Long Sleeve Shirt

Available in black and adult sizes only. Mjölnir is the name of Thor’s Hammer. Sku 2872 Description Thor’s Hammer Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Small$30.00 2Medium$30.00 3Large$30.00 4X-Large$30.00 52XL$30.00 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items for MN residents.…

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Viking Onesie

This onesie sports a Viking on a cute navy and white striped background. Available in 18 month and 24 month This pairs great with our popular Lil’ Viking Bib! Sku 4289 Description Viking Onesie Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 118 month$20.00 224 month$20.00 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online…

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The Viking World

The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. This is a revised and updated edition of James Graham-Campbell’s authoritative account of the Viking…

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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

  Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga  by William Fitzhugh This book is supported by Smithsonian Books and the National Museum of Natural History. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspective of history, archaeology, oral tradition, literature, and natural science. Sku 51238 Description 400 pages Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1North…

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The Runestone “Them Boys Was Here Alright!”

The Runestone “Them boys was here alright!” by Ralph A. Mayer The Kensington Runestone has been a subject of controversy for over a hundred years. Ralph Mayer presents an imaginative scenario of one of the many events that possibly could have occurred a century and a half before Colombus. The author quotes Edward Ohman, the…

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Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings

Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings by Peter Sawyer Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a ‘valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people – or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book, by leading international scholars, considers the latest research and presents a compelling picture of the Vikings and their age.…

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The Kensington Runestone – Alice Beck Kehoe

The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically By: Alice Beck Kehoe An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. Could medieval Scandinavians have penetrated deep into mainland North America over a century before Columbus discovered…

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Kensington Runestone is Genuine

  The Kensington Runestone is Genuine by Robert A. Hall Jr. This book evaluates both sides of the arguments for and against the genuineness of the inscription on the well-known runestone discovered in Kensington, Minnesota in 1898. Sku 5088 Description Runestone is Genuine Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Runestone is Genuine$14.95Band 1 Additional Options There is a…

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The Last Kings of Norse America

By Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin “Epic in scope, insightful, imaginative, venturesome, and provocative – if this groundbreaking book about the Norse in America before Colombus does not cause a paradigm shift in your thinking, you need to check your pulse.” – Herbert R. Cederberg, PH.D., Emeritus Professor of History, University of Wisconsin. Sku…

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings

The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings By: John Hawood Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their influence extending from the Holy Land to Newfoundland, as explorers, settlers, craftsmen and hired mercenaries.…

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Runestone Translations

                  Kensington Runestone Inscription Translations by Richard Nelson. Sku 5904 Description Runestone Translations Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Runestone Translations$4.95Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00 on all online orders. MN sales tax will be applied to all taxable items for MN residents.…

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Hnafatfl Viking Game

Hnefatafl Viking Game Made here at the Runestone Museum. Hnefatafl (pronounced “hen-fah-tofel”) is patterned after an ancient Viking game found in Norway. It is a board game very similar to our modern games of chess and checkers. Instructions are included.   Sku 2354 Description Hnafatfl Game Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Hnafatfl Game$14.95Band 1 Additional Options…

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Bindrune Charm and Chain

These reversible bindrune charms combine the individual magical meaning of 3 different runes to create an immensely powerful talisman. Each charm features a copper and brass “disc” on the front and back. The front depicts the bindrune – a combination of runes from which it draws power. The reverse side features an entire set of…

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Jimmy Jenson CD’s

Order your copy of this local legend today! Choose from the following: Swingin’Swede Vol 1 Swingin’Swede Vol 2 – Walking in His Winter Underwear I Still Write Your Name in the Snow Jimmy Jenson Sings Gospel Roses Will Bloom Again What a Wonderful World   Sku 2559 Description Jimmy Jensen CD Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax…

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Legacy of the Kensington Runestone

            Legacy of the Kensington Runestone DVD. A dramatic recreation of the discovery of the famous Kensington runestone – this is the popular, nine minute video playing in the museum. This DVD provides information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota. Sku 5091 Description Legacy DVD Product…

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Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (IMAX)

Vikings: Journey to New Worlds (IMAX) Vikings! They came from the North and soon the legends would say that they did not know fear. For hundreds of years they were another name for terror. They sailed icy oceans and narrow rivers striking far inland without warning without mercy. However the truth about the Vikings is…

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Five Crowns

  Five Crowns Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults It starts with 3 cards and 3’s are wild. The next hand has 4 cards and 4’s are wild, and so on You’ll need luck and skill throughout the game because even in the last hand a…

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Holy Grail in America DVD

                    History Channel DVD – 94 minutes Has the Holy Grail been in America all along? In 1898, a Minnesota farmer clearing trees from his field uprooted a large stone covered with mysterious runes that tell a story of land acquisition and murder. The stone allegedly…

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Quiddler

  Quiddler Easy to learn Tons of replay value Great family game, kids can compete with adults The Play: 8 rounds per game, players draw and discard until someone forms their hand into words using two or more cards per word Once a player goes out, everyone else gets one last chance to draw and…

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Kensington Runestone Documentary

Kensington Runestone Documentary: Kensington Runestone Documentary This six-part DVD gives detailed information about the Kensington Runestone, Olaf Ohman’s family, and the Norse in Minnesota. You will witness the discovery of the Runestone, view the inscription and translation, learn about other North American artifacts and more in this hour long documentary. Sku 51234 Description Kensington Runestone DVD…

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Trove of Valhalla

Click Image to view larger The Trove of Valhalla – a unique collection of Viking Pendants. Each pendant is packaged with its own chain and information leaflet. It is said that each pendant comes with a blessing! Each blessing is described in the section below. This chain and pendant package would be a great gift…

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Runestone Postcards

Runestone Postcards Perfect for a quick gift or a quick note, these unique postcards have a picture of the Kensington Runestone! Choose either the vertical upright postcard feauturing the full image of the Runestone, or the horizontal postcard featuring a close up of the runic writing! Or…both! Sku 6688 Description Runestone Postcard Product Options #OptionPriceSales…

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Runestone Mugs

Runestone Mugs These stylish mugs are the perfect gift to remember your time here! Complete with a runic inscription and reference to the Runestone Museum in Alexandria, MN. Sku 2343 Description Runestone Mugs Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Red Mug$10.00Band 1 2Purple Mug$10.00Band 1 3Black Mug$10.00Band 1 4Light Blue Mug$10.00Band 1 Additional Options There is a…

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Collectors spinner spoon

Spinner Spoon This gorgeous collectors item has our famous Runestone on one side, and Big Ole on the other! This item is perfect to add to your spoon collections or simply as a souvenir to remember your time here in Alexandria, MN. Sku 2931-1 Description Spinner spoon Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Spinner Spoon$6.50Band 1 Additional Options There…

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Viking Tour Mug

Click Image to view larger Purchase this unique Viking mug today and start off each morning Viking strong! Sku 21024 Description Viking Tour Mug Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Viking Mug$10.00Band 1 Additional Options MinOrderThere is a minimum order amount $10.00 for all online transactions. #OptionSale Price Shipping Shipping Rate: D Order Viking Tour Mug Viking…

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Big Ole Viking Statue

                      Viking Statue This statue isn’t of just any Viking! It’s Big Ole from Alexandria Minnesota, standing approximately 5 inches tall including the base. Sku 2344 Description Viking Statue Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Viking Statue$13.99Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum order amount of $10.00…

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Fire Steel

Hand Forged Fire starting kit Fashioned after the medieval artifact found both in Europe and the one on exhibit in the Museum that was discovered in the area around Alexandria, the fire steel comes with a stone to create a spark. Also comes with a pamphlet which explains how best to use the fire steel.…

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Big Ole Bobblehead

                      Big Ole Bobblehead This is a must for any bobblehead collection, and there is nowhere else that you can get a Big Ole bobblehead except at the Runestone Museum! Sku 21032 Description Big Ole Bobblehead Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Big Ole Bobblehead$11.99Band 1 Additional…

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Shot Glasses

Click image to view larger. These are a great way to commemorate your visit to the Runestone Museum, this shot glass has a picture of our famous Big Ole statue with the inscription “Alexandria, MN” on it. Available in 3 colors (clear, blue, and matte). Also available: the beautiful Minnesota Wildflower shot glass which features…

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“Snorri” Ship Mug

Click image to view larger These mugs display a beautiful water color image of our very own “Snorri Viking Ship” concurring the seas. A replica of the “Snorri” ship is featured in our Viking exploration exhibit. The Runestone Museum acquired the ship from the American Museum of Natural History in 2001. The back of the…

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Viking Ship Ornament

Limited edition Snorri Ornament! This disk-shaped ornament has a detailed water-color image of the Snorri ship on one side, with its vivid history on the other. A must have for your Christmas tree, or works great for gifts! Sku 21425 Description Snorri Ornament Product Options #OptionPriceSales Tax 1Snorri Ornament$8.00Band 1 Additional Options There is a minimum…

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Images of America – Alexandria (MN)

  Images of America – Alexandria (MN) By: Barbara Grover Beautiful Alexandria, Minnesota, in the heart of lake country, offers something for everyone. Home to internationally recognized businesses, a bustling downtown, a thriving tourism industry, and a lively arts community, Alexandria is a city with a rich history and a bright future. On these pages,…

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Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told By Minnesota Pioneers

                    Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told By Minnesota Pioneers By: Lucy L. Morris Personal stories of hardship and happiness told by 154 early Minnesota settlers re-create everyday frontier life from the 1840s to the 1860s. This remarkable collection of reminiscences was first published by the…

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