An intriguing chronicle of Minnesota's history from the early fur traders, wheat farmers, and dairymen to the new entrepreneurs that founded industries and enterprises that now dot the Minnesota landscape. Complete with more than 400 vintage black and white and vibrant color images and an illustrated timeline of the state's most relevant events. readers journey from Jean Nicolet's accounts in the early 17th to the state's agricultural productivity and industrial changes of the 21st century. Deborah Gelbach earned her B.A. in English from Hamline University and has lived in the state most of her life. Gelbach has served on the boards of the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce, Saint Paul Rotary, and the Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation. She offers readers a first-hand account of the changes that have shaped the area and made Minnesota the state it is today.Gelbach, Deborah L. is the author of 'Minnesota Shaped by the Land ' with ISBN 9781892724472 and ISBN 1892724472.