Monday, February 12, 2007

Grand Forks: A Pictorial History

This past Christmas, I received a wonderful gift: Grand Forks: A Pictorial History. This hardcover book, by retired UND history professor Jerome D. Tweton, covers the history of Grand Forks from long before its founding to the present day. First published in 1986, a second edition came out in 2005 with additional text and images capturing the stunning changes that have taken place since the city faced its most critical hours during the flood and fire of 1997.

It's clear that Tweton, a native of Grand Forks, loves his hometown almost as much as I love it. The book is lavishly filled with both black and white and color pictures and Tweton provides dozens of pages of text as well as captions for each image. The book is available at most local book stores in the "Local interest" section. I really encourage you all to take a look at it. It is a beautiful and fascinating tribute to the city we call home.

4 comments:

GrandForksGuy said...

Doesn't anybody appreciate a good book anymore?

Zaya said...

It's hard to comment on a book you haven't seen or read or heard anything about ;)

GrandForksGuy said...

Then go out and buy it! It's only like $40...

JONATHAN said...

Where can I buy this? I paged through it in the UND President's office, and this is a "MUST" for my coffee table. Thanks.