History of Alexandria Explored in New Book
Local author tells the history of the city using stunning vintage images
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.
The unique spirit of Alexandria grew out of its early days as a pioneer outpost. That spirit grew as men and women built the downtown, still seen today, as tourists came to experience the pristine lakes and rolling hills and as families set down roots. It is the same spirit of exploration, entrepreneurship and enthusiasm that still stirs visitors and locals alike.
Take a journey though the history of this special town and find out why there is a giant Viking statue on Broadway, why the Kensington Runestone continues to stir up controversy and why the ghosts of Alexandria's past continue to whisper into her future.
Highlights of Alexandria:
• Pathway to Settlement
• Trails, Trains and Tourists
• Alexandria Then and Now
• Alexandria Plays, Alexandria Works
• Alexandria Remembers
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.
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