The MINNESOTA REMEMBRANCE Series

A history of north-central Minnesota through the eyes of one family.


A MINNESOTA REMEMBRANCE, VOLUME 1

Making A Life In The Land God Forgot

The first volume of the story of a region through the eyes
of the Marcus Nelson family. Letters, photographs, and other
documents provide a fascinating, personalized record of early
settlement in the Big sandy Lake and Tamarack areas of Aitkin
County from 1892 to World War 2. Over 100 exclusive photos and
illustrations.

$9.95, Aitkin County Historical Society Press
Soft cover, 77 pages.


A MINNESOTA REMEMBRANCE, VOLUME 2

From Pinery Camps To The Columbus Day Holocaust

Offers a full three-dimensional picture of what it took in the early
years to earn a living, build homes and towns, work in pinery
camps and deal with hostile natural forces. It concludes with
events surrounding the great Cloquet-Moose Lake Forest Fire of
October 12, 1918. Over 110 photographs and illustrations, most
never before published.

$9.95, Aitkin County Historical Society Press
Soft cover, 97 pages.


A MINNESOTA REMEMBRANCE, VOLUME 3

Lost Innocence, Lost Fortunes

After dealing with World War 1, a great forest fire and the Spanish
Influenza Epidemic, northern Minnesotans are anxious to return to
"normal" times. But world events and the rise of American women
to prominence has ensured that nothing will ever be the same
again. Marcus Nelson mounts one last logging drive in 1926, only
to face complete financial ruin. Over 130 exclusive photographs
and illustrations.

$9.95, Aitkin County Historical Society Press
Soft cover, 99 pages.


A MINNESOTA REMEMBRANCE, VOLUME 4

The Kelly Field Mister, The Schoolmarm, Politics And Twilight

In this final volume, the Marcus Nelsons pick up the pieces from
their 1926 bankruptcy. Son Orvis graduates from the world-
famous Army flying school at Kelly Field, Texas, marking the
beginning of a sparkling aviation career. Daughter Myrtle
blossoms into a vivacious woman of the Roaring Twenties, finding
her calling in teaching school. Marcus senses opportunity in
politics and is elected to the Minnesota State House of
Representatives, though his many personal, financial and health
problems mount, threatening both his marriage and his life. Over
155 exclusive photos and illustrations.

$9.95, Aitkin County Historical Society Press
Soft cover, 118 pages.


This deeply moving and detailed personalized history of north-central Minnesota is available from The Aitkin County, Minnesota Historical Society.


To order books, please contact the Aitkin County Historical Society Press:


Email: achs3348@embarqmail.com Attn: Book Store

Telephone Orders: 218-927-3348

Or write to:
Aitkin County Historical Society Press
Attn: Book Store
P.O. Box 215
Aitkin, MN 56431

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