Costco to Host Book Signing for Local Stillwater Author

Brent T. Peterson will be available to sign copies of pictorial history
 
 
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* Stillwater
* Maplewood
* Minnesota

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* Mt. Pleasant - South Carolina - US

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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Aug. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Stillwater is located 20 miles east of St. Paul on the banks of the scenic St. Croix River and the Wisconsin border. Settled in 1843, Stillwater became the center of the lumber industry in the upper Midwest for the next 75 years. During the late 1880s and early 1890s, more logs passed down the St. Croix River than any other place in the world. The lumber produced in Stillwater was used to build the central part of the United States.

One of the first institutions authorized by the Territory of Minnesota, the prison, was located in Stillwater. Three of the most notorious convicts were the Younger brothers—Cole, Jim, and Bob—who, along with Frank and Jesse James, tried to rob the bank in Northfield in 1876. The Jameses eluded capture, but the Youngers served 25 years behind the stone walls of the Stillwater Prison.

Images of America: Stillwater sheds light on the unique history.  By allowing readers to glimpse scenes from the past, readers can better understand Stillwater’s modern-day identity.

Topics covered in Stillwater include:
•   Early Stillwater Life
•   Logs, Lumber and Milling
•   Behind Bars
•   Downtown Businesses
•   In the Neighborhoods
•   Churches, Schools and Government
•   River Scenes
•   Parades, Pageants and Celebrations
•   Myths and Legends

Join the author for a signing:
Where:  Costco
1431 Beam Ave., Maplewood MN 55109
When:  Saturday, August 24th, 2013; 11:00 a.m. —2:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.  

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.  Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places.  Have we done a book on your town?
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