I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.

I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.
The Betty Crocker Kitchens 1940

Friday, June 19, 2009

Book Launch - Historic Photos of Minnesota

What could be more Minnesotans than having a book launch at Common Good Books with none other than Garrison Keillor? I can't wait. I hope you can join us on July 9, 2009 at 7:30 pm for an evening of Minnesota history and a very special Minnesota cake.

From Common Good Books' website:

Common Good Books favorite, Susan Marks, author of the Finding Betty Crocker and Historic Photos of Minnesota is joined by special guest host Garrison Keillor. Garrison Keillor will be on hand to interview Susan about her new book.

There will be cake. The Event is Open to the Public and Free to All.

A little bit about Historic Photos of Minnesota:

Minnesota's past is defined by its remarkable natural resources, and shaped by its native peoples and early settlers. From the fur trade and the establishment of Fort Snelling, to harnessing the power of the Mississippi River as a means to fuel emergent logging and milling industries, Minnesota's history is that of a land like no other.

Pioneering Minnesotans embraced everything that the sprawling prairies, rich farmlands, and more than 10,000 lakes offered. Boomtowns and small towns sprang up and were connected to the thriving metropolises of Minneapolis and St. Paul through a great labyrinth of railways. From the time photographers first started pointing their cameras in the direction of Minnesota's land and people, crystallized moments from the state's history were captured, and stories preserved.

The archival images collected in Historic Photos of Minnesota offer unique insights into the state's not-so-distant past. Spanning more than 100 years, this book documents everyday lives and significant events in Minnesota's extraordinary history.

Do you want to see some photos from the book?