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9780899977201

Walking Twin Cities 34 Tours Exploring Historic Neighborhoods, Lakeside Parks, Gangster Hideouts, Dive Bars, and Cultural Centers of Minneapolis and St. Paul

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  • ISBN13:

    9780899977201

  • ISBN10:

    0899977200

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-14
  • Publisher: Wilderness Press

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Summary

Even though they’re often lumped together, the Twin Cities are two distinct cities with very different histories. Minneapolis is the Mill City, the City of Lakes, composed mostly of flat prairies. St. Paul is the Capital City, built on rolling hills and high river bluffs. Whether you’re interested in art, culture, history, or nature, there’s a walk in this book designed for your interests. We hope that it serves not only as a guidebook for (re)discovering the Twin Cities, but as a springboard for additional explorations. This book contains 35 walks of varying levels of difficulty, built around the natural, architectural, and historical attractions of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The downtown areas of both cities are explored in depth, as well as many of the neighborhoods, scenic parks, and lakes that are scattered through the area.

Author Biography

Sherman Wick is a professional writer and photographer who lives with his wife and co-author, Holly Day, and their two children, Astrid and Wolfgang. He is a Minnesota native with a degree in history from the University of Minnesota. His previous books include Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, while his short writing has appeared in The St. Paul Almanac, Film Festival Today, and Cosmic Debris. Holly Day is a housewife and mother of two living in Minneapolis, Minnesota who teaches needlepoint classes in the Minneapolis school district and writing classes at The Loft writing collective in downtown Minneapolis. Her book publications include Insider’s Guide to the Twin Cities, Music Composition for Dummies, Guitar-All-in-One for Dummies, and Music Theory for Dummies. She is a recent recipient of the Sam Ragan Poetry Prize from Barton College.

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