The Perilous St. Croix River Valley Frontier by Ken Martens
This is the first book I recommend when customers ask for a historical account of Stillwater, and I’ve had many of them come back to buy more copies for family and friends. It offers a fascinating historical perspective told through over 50 different stories that take a look at The Valley’s early territorial days, which were filled with promise and tenacity but also hardship and misfortune. You’ll get a glimpse of the dangerous logging industry upon which the town of Stillwater is built and will learn why the St. Croix was nicknamed the “River of Graves.”
I was completely engrossed!
This book is available at Valley Bookseller, 217 Main St. N., Stillwater
651.430.3385; Stop in or order online at valleybookseller.com