The importance of fishing in Minnesota goes back thousands of years: first as a means of critical subsistence and then, in the last 200 years, as a major economic influence. In the 1800s, anglers seeking pristine lakes with ample fish traveled to Minnesota on the railroads. The widespread use of automobiles and an improving road system rapidly increased the state’s accessibility in the 1900s and resorts sprouted everywhere. During the early tourist boom, the state was also home to countless boat builders, tackle manufacturers and other fishing-related businesses.
Images of America: Minnesota’s Angling Past provides a view of the time when boats were made from wood and propelled by rowing; when great fishing spots were found through experience rather than electronics;
Highlights of Minnesota’s Angling Past include:
• The book includes photographs of former Minnesota governors, Theodore Christianson, Luther Youngdahl, Elmer Andersen and Karl Rolvaag.
• Includes images of several state record fish and two photos from the famed 1955 Muskie Rampage, one of which shows 25 of the muskellunge caught during that time.
• Highlights images of vintage boats, automobiles and historic resorts.
Join the Author for a Book Signing!
When: October 26, 2013 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
Where: Mankato Barnes and Noble
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