My interview over at The Art and Craft of Writing Creatively is HERE

Purchase my book Images of America: Detroit Lakes HERE

Monday, February 27, 2012

Book Promo: Images of America-Detroit Lakes

So last year I helped write a little book with my friend, Amy Degerstrom. Now all that blood, sweat and tears (and lack of sleep) has paid off and Images of America: Detroit Lakes is out today! Has been an exciting and exhausting process but well worth it because it will benefit the Becker County History Museum. I have worked there for some time and believe whole heartily in keeping our history alive and without museums this would not happen. So please support our local museum by purchasing our book..:D 

If you would like a SIGNED copy (I know the authors, I can do that..LOL) please contact the Becker County History Museum by email: admin AT beckercountyhistory DOT org or by calling 218-847-2938.

We will be having a book launch party at La Barista (800 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota) from 5:30-7:30pm on March 5, 2012. Stop on by for some refreshments, buy your book and have it signed by us! Everyone is welcome! If you miss us there, we will also be at BookWorld (815 Washington Avenue, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota)  on March 24, 2012 from 11am-1pm!

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, was incorporated in 1871 as the village of Detroit. Detroit became a boomtown in the late 19th century because of the vast supply of timber that dominated the landscape of northwest Minnesota at the time. The population grew by leaps and bounds, and by 1900 the census recorded 2,060 residents. In 1926, the US Postal Service officially changed the town’s name to Detroit Lakes in order to avoid confusion with Detroit, Michigan. The lush landscape of lakes and rivers created a natural vacation destination, and tourism pioneers like John K. West began to market to the newly moneyed industrialists of the Gilded Age, promising steamboat transportation and boardwalks to the shoreline. Today, Detroit Lakes remains a vibrant city with thriving resort and business communities. It is the heart of lakes country and continues to provide a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and residents alike.



Anna said...

Congrats Kelsey!!

I love this series of books. There is one for Pine City that came out a few years ago.

Unknown said...

Thanks Anna!!