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The Resource By the waters of Minnetonka, Eric Dregni

By the waters of Minnetonka, Eric Dregni

Label
By the waters of Minnetonka
Title
By the waters of Minnetonka
Statement of responsibility
Eric Dregni
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 "Purgatory Creek"? Or that a ginseng boom brought slaves to Wayzata to harvest the plant's 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 "white slavery." By the Waters of Minnetonka uncovers remarkable and hidden facts about the lake and those who have lived on its shores, from the region's 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's 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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dregni, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minnetonka, Lake (Minn.)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Minnesota
Label
By the waters of Minnetonka, Eric Dregni
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Big water" -- The settlers settle -- Harvesting the lake -- Hotels and high rollers -- Enter the trolleys -- Hitting the water -- Work hard, play harder
Control code
ocn893632523
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452942483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 809911ab-69bd-4a13-b8ec-2f7835a0947e
  • 22573/cttb3bpqr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893632523
Label
By the waters of Minnetonka, Eric Dregni
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
"Big water" -- The settlers settle -- Harvesting the lake -- Hotels and high rollers -- Enter the trolleys -- Hitting the water -- Work hard, play harder
Control code
ocn893632523
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452942483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 809911ab-69bd-4a13-b8ec-2f7835a0947e
  • 22573/cttb3bpqr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)893632523

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