Synopses & Reviews
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. On these pages, one will discover how 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.
About the Author
Barbara Grover has been a resident of Alexandria since 1960. She was the executive director of the Douglas County Historical Society for 12 years and has served on the boards of the Alexandria Area Arts Association and the Runestone Museum. She continues to give back to her community as an active volunteer in numerous civic organizations. The images in this book come from the Douglas County Historical Society, the Runestone Museum, and Echo Press newspaper.