in reference to Joseph Renshaw Brown, includes careers as soldier,
fur trader, entrepreneur, lumberman, founder of cities, politician,
speculator, legislator, editor, Indian agent, Minnesota promoter,
opportunist and optimist. He was there when Minnesota was the roaring
frontier. He often found himself 200 miles from the law, a newspaper
on the road. He was praised, denounced, investigated, applauded,
threatened and shot at.
book is a chronicle of life, free enterprise and politics on the
frontier a lively, dangerous and different frontier. This story
is not only about hard-won successes, whose monuments still stand,
but of hard-lost failures that left little trace.
Robert and Nancy Goodman have been tracking Joseph R. Brown
for twenty years or more. They haven't cauht up yet, but think they
can now see him more clearly. When not on the trail, they live in
Stillwater, Minnesota, with Bernie the cat and Bailey the horse.
They are both active in the Washington County Minnesota Historical
Society and the Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society of Henderson, Minnesota.
pages, 1996, 6" x 9", hardcover