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Six feet under : a graveyard guide to Minnesota

Author: Stew Thornley
Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"This handy guide locates the final resting places and tells the stories of more than 375 notable Minnesotans. Author Stew Thornley traveled throughout Minnesota in pursuit of the historical fact, the little-known tale, the striking monument, and the truth behind the colorful exaggeration. Visiting cemeteries from every era and every region, Thornley recounts the histories of the famous, infamous, and just plain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Guidebooks
Local history
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stew Thornley
ISBN: 0873515145 9780873515146
OCLC Number: 55228546
Description: viii, 241 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Publish and perish : authors, artists, and architects --
final adventure : some heroes and other brave souls --
School's out : teachers and educators --
That's show biz : entertainers and media personalities --
I told you I was sick : medical practitioners --
Who said old soldiers never die? : military figures --
Other realms : a legendary man and various animals and their friends --
Early days : Native American leaders, pioneers, settlers, and more --
Earthly concerns : politicians, suffragists, lawyers, and judges --
Grave authority : Minnesota's governors --
great beyond : religious leaders --
Out of business : entrepreneurs --
Post season : sports notables --
Fatal encounters : crimes, disasters, and victims --
Not available here : ex-Minnesotans elsewhere --
Cemeteries and other places of rest in Minnesota.
Responsibility: Stew Thornley.

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"This handy guide locates the final resting places and tells the stories of more than 375 notable Minnesotans. Author Stew Thornley traveled throughout Minnesota in pursuit of the historical fact, the little-known tale, the striking monument, and the truth behind the colorful exaggeration. Visiting cemeteries from every era and every region, Thornley recounts the histories of the famous, infamous, and just plain interesting Minnesotans who lie at rest in the state." "Including a useful appendix containing a county-by-county listing of the cemeteries and individuals mentioned within, Six Feet Under is an enlightening guide to Minnesota history, and perfect for road trippers and armchair travelers alike."--Jacket.

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