9780873514316

Voices for the Land

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  • ISBN13:

    9780873514316

  • ISBN10:

    0873514319

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Pr
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Summary

In this extraordinary tribute to the importance of the ordinary places in our lives, fifty-two Minnesotans write about the special, sometimes secret, places that give their lives meaning. For some it is their home or cabin or lake. For others, it's a family farm or neighbourhood park, a backyard garden or north woods trail: all places where we find a personal and spiritual connection to the land. VOICES FOR THE LAND explores this complex relationship by linking these personal essays with striking images captured by award-winning photographer Brian Peterson. This marriage of words, images, and landscape provides a powerful reminder of our deep and abiding connection to the land. The writers share the experience of these favourite places through their senses, from the aching tingle of a cold winter night and the sound of ice 'singing' to the buzz of mosquitoes and the acrid smell of burning peat. The Voices for the Land project, organised by the non-profit group 1000 Friends of Minnesota, encouraged Minnesotans to write about the land they love and to fight for its preservation. The Minneapolis Star Tribune published a selection of these essays, paired with Brian Peterson's photos, in an award-winning series. VOICES FOR THE LAND brings these essays and photos together in book form for the first time.

Table of Contents

Foreword vi
Paul Gruchow
Foreword vii
Jim Brandenburg
Acknowledgments viii
Introduction ix
Brian Peterson
Winter
The Cathedral
4(2)
Michael Forbes
Circles and Mounds
6(2)
Tom Patterson
A Place in the City
8(2)
Yujung Hu
Trespass
10(2)
Elizabeth Weir
Sauna Moments
12(2)
Judy Henderson
Ice Magic
14(2)
Molly Dworsky
The Bog
16(2)
Carla Hagen
Winter on Lake Calhoun
18(2)
Carol Dines
The Dirt Road
20(2)
Jeri Niedenfuer
Powderhorn Park
22(2)
Elspeth Kate Ronnander
Holy Land
24(2)
Karen Schlenker
Park Point
26(2)
Lisa Brecht
Heart in the Hill
28(2)
Mary Woodford
The Day's Last Glow
30(2)
Lacy Belden
Tamarack Bog
32(2)
Larry Schug
Wood Lake in Winter
34(4)
Gustave Axelson
Spring
Meditations
38(2)
Joan Jarvis Ellison
Pigeon River
40(2)
Joanne Hart
Helen Allison Savanna
42(2)
Don Kaddatz
God's Own Hymn
44(2)
Eleva Potter
``Lots for Sale, with Lake View''
46(2)
Jean Sramek
Cedar Avenue
48(2)
Jan Petrovich
First Love
50(2)
Newell Searle
Picnic Highway
52(2)
Lora Polack Oberle
Another Minnesota
54(2)
Mark Vinz
The Horizons of Reverend Cliff
56(2)
Forrest Johnson
My Aunt's Farm
58(2)
Brian Cornelius
Paradise
60(4)
Lewann Sotnak
Summer
Tower Hill
64(2)
John Holmquist
Camping Memories
66(2)
Thuy Nguyen
Urban Wildlife
68(2)
Margaret Miles
Mother Earth
70(2)
Catherine Doege
Big Woods Restoration
72(2)
Lawrence Morgan
This Ground I Love
74(2)
Jane L. Toleno
Love With a Root System
76(2)
Becca Brin Manlove
The Big Tree
78(2)
Lynn Lokken
The Farm
80(2)
Kayleen Larson
Hiawatha Oaks Preserve
82(2)
Patricia Isaak
My Lost Paradise
84(2)
Mai Nguyen Haselman
In Passing
86(4)
Peter Pierson
Fall
One of the Last
90(2)
Jessyca Duerr
Rasmussen Woods
92(2)
Micaela Brown
The Island of Pheasants on the West Eighty
94(2)
Bill Holm
City Rituals
96(2)
Greta Cunningham
Buffalo Ridge
98(2)
Howard Schaap
A Remembrance
100(2)
Rosemary Ruffenach
Sacred Ground
102(2)
Reuben Dunder
Deer Stand
104(2)
Andy Rotchadl
Near Winter
106(2)
Al Paulson
Rocks and Roses
108(2)
Katharine Johnson
Riverview Cemetery
110(2)
Joan P. Pasiuk
The West Bank
112(2)
Gil Quaal
Locations Described in the Essays 114(2)
Index to Authors 116

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