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Minnesota history of the people,

by the people, and for the people!

From Grand Marais to Adrian, Winona to Hallock and all other points in the North Star State, real Minnesota people tell their best true stories in this amazing series of books. On her many treks around Minnesota, author and publisher Joan Claire Graham has collected, edited and compiled hundreds of stories by the folks who lived them. Minnesota Memories volumes are published annually, and reading them is just a lot more fun than people ought to be able to have.

Contact Joan today for more information 507-377-1255

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With tones ranging from historical to hysterical, these stories provide not only good entertainment, but also hundreds of previously untold Minnesota history lessons and inspiration for would-be family and town historians. These are not tales from a fictional little town that time forgot; these are real Minnesota Memories. Order one or all seven volumes of Minnesota Memories here to receive a special web discount, and read testimonials and the book intro to Minnesota Memories 7.

Joan Claire Graham travels thousands of miles each year, speaking to groups at Minnesota schools, museums, churches, libraries, stores, reunions and other events about the importance of writing our stories. Contact her to book a program in your town.

Contact Minnesota Memories to order books or to schedule a program.

Volumes 1-7 are available by direct mail.
Send your best true Minnesota stories for publication in Volume 8.