"Hoisington is creative, reliable, and a talented writer. Not only did he provide us with a book that we are extremely proud of, he made it a lot of fun in the process. I highly recommend Edinborough Press for your historical project."
Karen Engelhardt, Chair
History Committee, City of Chanhassen
Chanhassen: A Centennial History
Daniel J. Hoisington
Written to mark the town's one hundredth anniversary, this lavishly illustrated book relates the fascinating people and events that shaped its history. The book is based on primary sources, oral history interviews, and letters from private family collections.
You'll read about people like Elmer Kelm, the small town banker who founded the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party; George Buchkowsky, the mayor and the only Lutheran in a village of Catholics; Arthur Lyman, the man who made Grimm Alfalfa famous; and Clara Judd, the minister's wife who was arrested as a Confederate spy. From Yankee settlement to growing suburb, you'll find this book to be a welcome addition to Minnesota local history.
Hardbound, 196 pages, $24.95